Douglas Luiz becomes 1st Aston Villa player to score in six consecutive Premier League home games
Villians are now fifth in the Premier League table
In addition to giving Aston Villa an early advantage against West Ham, Douglas Luiz’s goal also contributed to a small piece of Premier League record club lore.
The 25-year-old is currently the initial Villa player to record a goal in six straight Premier League matches at home, which may come as unexpected considering that he has spent much of his brief tenure as a defensively-minded midfielder.
The other two were played towards the end of the 2022–23 season. Four of these games have taken place this season.
Luiz’s goal-scoring prowess has contributed significantly to Villa’s impressive home success, which will see them try for their 11th straight victory at Villa Park tonight.
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With a victory today, Villa would have collected 19 points, their most total through nine Premier League games in 25 years. West Ham’s rivals have triumphed on their last three trips to Villa Park and may pass Unai Emery’s team with three points of their own.
Prior to the October international break, Villa and Wolves drew 1-1 at Molineux; West Ham, meanwhile, earned a point against Newcastle United at home. In 14 games, their manager David Moyes has defeated Villa, and he intends to continue that streak later in the day.
For Villa, Alex Moreno and Jacob Ramsey are still out injured after experiencing hurdles in their comeback from injuries. Tyrone Mings and Emi Buendia have been missing for a time, but they will be back in full within the span of three weeks.
The game this afternoon could be prematurely for West Ham fullbacks Aaron Cresswell and Ben Johnson, who are both close to recovering from hamstring and groyne ailments, respectively.