Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Saturday, December 6thHull (17) v West Brom (16) Striker Abel Hernandez returns to the Hull squad after missing two matches for the birth of his child(...)

Tottenham’s Harry Kane celebrates as his deflected free-kick put his side 2-1 ahead in the Premier League game against Aston Villa at Villa Park. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 For Aston Villa it was a case of what might have been and the inquest will inevitably focus on that moment, midway t(...)

Séamus Coleman of Everton celebrates scoring the third goal against Aston Villa at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Everton 3 Aston Villa 0 The return of midfielder Ross Barkley coincided with Everton’s first home Premier League win of the season, beating Ast(...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero celebrates his goal against  Aston Villa  at Villa Park. Photograph: Kieran Galvin / EPA

Aston Villa 0 Manchester City 2 Yaya Toure sent a message to his critics as he and Sergio Aguero struck late to secure a 2-0 win for Manchester(...)

 Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s second against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Chelsea 3 Aston Villa 0 Diego Costa continued his remarkable start to life in the Premier League as Jose Mourinho celebrated his 250th match as(...)

Peter Crouch’s  shot deflects into the goal off  Peter Odemwingie for  Stoke City’s first goal in their Premier League game against  Aston Villa at Villa Park. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 4: They only have seven games left, but as things stand (...)

Aston Villa’s Ciaran Clark.

Aston Villa should have Republic of Ireland defender Ciaran Clark available for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League home clash with Liverpool. Clark w(...)

Gabby Agbonlahor scores against Reading for Aston Villa. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Premier League round-up: Aston Villa and QPR picked up victories on a crucial day for the sides near the bottom of the Premier League table. (...)