England legends Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard will face off this weekend as Aston Villa host Everton in the Premier League.
Both teams lost starts in the new campaign last weekend.
Villa fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Bournemouth while Everton endured a difficult night in their loss to Chelsea.
Both Gerrard and Lampard need an answer on Saturday lunchtime and the pressure will mount on the loser despite it being only the second game of the campaign.
It will be the first managerial meeting between the former Premier League stars who started 59 games side by side for England.
Villa beat the Toffees home and away last season, including a 3-0 win in that game.
Aston Villa v Everton: talkSPORT commentary
This Premier League game will take place on Saturday August 13.
talkSPORT will have live, exclusive coverage from Villa Park with kick-off at 12.30pm.
Reshmin Chowdhury will be your presenter while commentary will come from Nigel Adderley and former England winger Trevor Sinclair.
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Aston Villa v Everton: team news
Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Diego Carlos, Mings, Worthy, Ramsey, Kamara, McGinn, Watkins, Ings, Coutinho.
Subs: Konsa, Douglas Luiz, Buendia, Chambers, Augustinsson, Young, Olsen, Bailey, Archer.
Everton: Pickford, Patterson, Holgate, Coady, Tarkowski, Mykolenko, McNeil, Doucoure, Iwobi, Gray, Gordon.
Replacements: Keane, Onana, Begovic, Alli, Coleman, Davies, Ruben Vinagre, Rondon, Mills.
Aston Villa v Everton: Match facts
- Everton are unbeaten in their first away league game in each of the last 11 seasons (W5 D6) since a 1-0 loss to Blackburn Rovers in 2010-11.
- Aston Villa have won just two of their 10 home Premier League games so far in 2022 (D4 L4) – no side to have played in both seasons have won less than the Villans this calendar year.
- Everton have won just two away Premier League games in 2021-22, their fewest in a season since 2003-04 (1), while the Toffees have lost 13 road games, their most since 2000- 01 (also 13).
- This is the 105th different top-flight English season that Aston Villa and Everton have faced, the most of either team in history. It was one of only three Premier League matches that season which was also played in the inaugural top-flight season in 1888-89, with Aston Villa v Wolves and Everton v Wolves.
- Everton have failed to score in each of their last three Premier League away games against Aston Villa, attempting 38 unsuccessful shots. It’s the only team they’ve faced in each of the last three seasons that hasn’t scored on the road.
- Since returning to the Premier League in 2019, Aston Villa are unbeaten in their six league games against Everton (W4 D2); it’s the only team they’ve faced in the three seasons since that they haven’t lost against.
- Aston Villa’s Philippe Coutinho has been involved in four goals in his last three league starts at home to Everton (2 goals, 2 assists), scoring and assisting most recently in a 3-1 win for Liverpool in April 2017 .
- This is the first managerial meeting between Aston Villa’s Steven Gerrard and Everton’s Frank Lampard, who have started 59 side-by-side appearances for England, and played 20 Premier League matches as players. ; Lampard won 10, with seven wins for Gerrard (D3).
- Everton lost their opening Premier League game for the first time since 2011-12 – they lost their first two league games in just one of the last 31 top-flight campaigns, in 2009-10.
- Aston Villa managed 15 shots in their 2-0 defeat at Bournemouth in their opener, more than twice as many as the Cherries (7), and with just three teams having more on MD1. However, only two of their attempts have been on target, with both coming in the opening 21 minutes.
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