Due to their participation in the Europa Conference League, which saw them defeat AZ Alkmaar 2-1 earlier this week, Unai Emery’s team will play again in the latter half of the weekend.
Villa, who currently hold the top five spot in the domestic standings despite their 2-0 loss to Nottingham Forest, is adamant on finishing in that spot.
With their Premier League winning run at Villa Park, there will be confidence that they can recover quickly against Fulham.
At their West Midlands home, Emery has remarkably presided over up to 12 top-flight victories in a row—a run that began back in March.
If Villa wins this Sunday afternoon against the Cottagers, it will match the 13-match winning streak they achieved in similar matches forty years ago.
The way Villa has performed during the year has also been a topic of discussion; since the beginning of 2023, only Manchester City has amassed more points than Villa.
They have won 20 of the 33 games they have played, and a 21st victory would match their 1998 Premier League record.
Furthermore, Villa would record six straight home wins at the beginning of a top-flight season for the first time since 1932 if another league victory is achieved at Villa Park prior to the November international break.
When it comes to playing teams from the capital, Villa has already defeated five of them in a row when they play them, and a maximum return against Fulham would be the first time they have done so six times in a row.
During 2023–24, Villa has scored three goals or more in each of their five home league games. Meanwhile, Fulham has gone seven games in the top flight without scoring in the first forty-five minutes of play.