Middlesbrough signing this 30-year-old PL veteran would be a true masterstroke

Why James Chester would be a terrific signing for Middlesbrough According to Football Insider (h/t the Birmingham Mail), Middlesbrough are planning a January swoop for Aston Villa defender James Chester. James Chester, 30, has made just two appearances for Aston Villa this season due to injuries and made his first club appearance since last January … Read more

Leeds signing this Championship-proven Welsh star would be a shrewd move to bolster defensive forces

Why Leeds must sign James Chester on a short-term loan in January Back in July, the Leeds Live had claimed Leeds United were interested in signing Aston Villa defender James Chester. However, a move didn’t go through during the summer transfer window. Leeds United sold Pontus Jansson to Championship rivals Brentford before the start of the … Read more

Aston Villa’s signing this Ligue 1 star in the summer would have a huge say on their future

Aston Villa Opinion: Should Villa make a move for Ramy Bensebaini? Aston Villa, at the moment, are 11th in the Championship and have an outside chance of making it to the playoffs, but that’s very unlikely. However, the club will be looking to get back into the Premier League sooner than later and to do … Read more

[Image] Here is the Championship Team of the Week for Match-day 16, featuring Derby County and Norwich City stars

Championship Team of the Week – Match-day 16 (2-4 November) Another match-day in the Championship goes by with several twists and turns taking place. Crazy to think that a single week of games changes the dynamic of the table to a larger extent. Close to 12-13 teams are in the hunt to fight for a … Read more

Steve Bruce to make 2 changes – Predicted 4-4-1-1 Aston Villa line-up to face Brentford

Predicted Aston Villa Lineup to face Brentford in the Championship Aston Villa have had a decent start to their campaign, which was not a possibility prior to the start of the season. Manager Steve Bruce has done a fine job in getting his team to play well and grind out results. They should be disappointed … Read more

Grealish and Kodjia to start – Predicted 4-4-1-1 Aston Villa XI to face Ipswich Town

Predicted 4-4-1-1 Aston Villa lineup to face Ipswich Town Aston Villa have had a fantastic start to their Championship season, contradictory to their fairly negative summer. Manager Steve Bruce seems to have got hold of his players, making them play in the way he wanted to. They began with a win at Hull City and … Read more

Aston Villa keeping hold of their key star amidst £10m Stoke interest could be crucial this season

James Chester in action for Aston Villa. (Getty Images)

Why James Chester staying at Aston Villa could be massive to the club’s promotion plans Aston Villa defender James Chester could reportedly stay put at the club as new owners have offered to back manager Steve Bruce. Villa were in the midst of extreme financial crunch that could have seen Chester depart this summer. Stoke … Read more

Stoke splashing £10m on this 4-goal defensive wall could spoil Aston Villa’s promotion chances

James Chester in action for Aston Villa. (Getty Images)

Why Stoke City must go all out to complete a deal for Aston Villa’s James Chester As per reports, Stoke City are continuing talks with fellow Championship rivals Aston Villa over defender James Chester. Villa rejected the initial £5m offer from Stoke and are looking for a £10m deal but negotiations are now reportedly in … Read more

What if James Chester leaves Villa? Here are 3 realistic alternatives Steve Bruce could sign including this Wolves ace

Three players Aston Villa must target to replace in-demand James Chester Aston Villa are in the danger of losing star defender James Chester this summer, despite rejecting a bid from Stoke City, according to reports from the Telegraph.  The Potters are understood to have made an initial £5million offer for the Wales centre-back but were rebuffed by the Villans. However, … Read more

Why this Aston villa defensive wall could add more steel to Sean Dyche’s strong Burnley backline

Burnley manager Sean Dyche. (Getty Images)

Why Aston villa’s James Chester could add more steel to Sean Dyche’s strong Burnley backline Aston Villa defender James Chester is attracting interest from the Premier League, with as many as four top-flight clubs looking at the prospect of signing him in the summer. Among those interested clubs are Brighton and Burnley. Burnley boss Sean … Read more