Both sides need a win, but which team do the stats favour?
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Former Aston Villa midfielder praises youngster's rise to prominence
Irish defender's ninth Premier League own goal denies McLeish's men victory over ten-man Rangers
Former Villa captain backs McLeish to do job despite big challenge
talkSPORT previews the 2011/12 season at the Emirates, Villa Park, Ewood Park and the Reebok
Alan, Ronnie and Chris dissect the morning headlines and the transfer tittle-tattle
Kalou gets Blues out of jail against Everton while Villa thump Blackburn and Leyton Orient shock Swansea