Aston Villa to face two key absentees for Sheff United test

Aston Villa faces a new injury concern leading up to Friday evening’s clash with Sheffield United, as defender Pau Torres had to exit the field during their intense 2-1 victory against Brentford on Sunday. The Spaniard, visibly in discomfort, took a spot on the bench in the final 10 minutes of the match.

Unai Emery’s men staged a late comeback from a 1-0 deficit to secure a victory against Brentford. The match, marked by intense action, witnessed a total of 10 yellow cards, with Ben Mee from Brentford receiving a red card. The visitors also had Boubacar Kamara sent off, ensuring his definite absence for the upcoming encounter with Sheffield United.

Villa’s triumph propelled them to the same points total as Liverpool in second place, trailing league leaders Arsenal by just a single point. Following Liverpool’s goalless draw with Manchester United on Sunday, Villa stands alone as the sole Premier League club to secure victories in all of their home matches this season. This underscores the formidable challenge awaiting Chris Wilder’s side at Villa Park later this week.

Despite the team’s commendable form, Emery remained grounded on Sunday, avoiding getting carried away as he shifts his attention to the upcoming match against Sheffield United.