With the departure of experienced players like Young and Downing, the time has come for Aston Villa's much talked about young British players to step up.
They are not the marquee names that media look out for, but these are the players who leave the blood, sweat and tears for their respective teams on the pitch. TheHardTackle salutes some of the most underrated players in the EPL.
TheHardTackle's guest author Joseph Walsh busts the myth about Europa League being too trivial for the 'mighty' English clubs, and reasons about their abject performances in this competition.
On the final matchday, Liverpool have to beat Aston Villa and hope for some luck to take them to Europe. Will the Reds make it?
Although Arsenal are no longer in the title race, their third place is in danger of being overtaken by Manchester City, which makes the game against Villa even more important for the home side.
After an exciting week of English Premier League football, we at TheHardTackle analyze the highs and lows, the flops and hits. Read it all. Here in our weekend review.
The second half of the season begins on an interesting note as last year's champions Chelsea look to rediscover their lost touch whereas relegation threatened Villa will try anything to prevent the drop. TheHardTackle analyzes this highly intriguing encounter.
The Premier League has thrown up several surprises this season and as 2010 draws to a close, the latest round of matches also seems to be inconclusive. Here's a round-up of the midweek games, including THT's Team of the Round.
It is time to walk the talk as new owners NESV face their first test this transfer window. Will John Henry invest in the squad or is he also the Scrooge of Liverpool?
Arsenal are in danger of being derailed in the league campaign, following demoralizing losses to Tottenham and Braga. They need to step up to the occasion, but unfortunately face Aston Villa in their backyard next. Can the Gunners redeem themselves in this game?