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Aston Villa sets its sights on securing a third consecutive triumph across all competitions as they prepare to take on Burnley at Turf Moor this afternoon (kick-off at 2 pm).
Unai Emery’s team displayed dominance by clinching a resounding 5-0 victory over Hibernian at Easter Road on Wednesday night, following their four-goal spree against Everton at home last weekend. As Villa heads to Turf Moor, they carry a record of winning two out of their last three visits, matching the number of victories they had achieved in their previous 29 encounters at Burnley.
Villa’s goalkeeper, Emi Martinez, underwent an evaluation yesterday ahead of today’s clash. He had been substituted at halftime during the match against Hibs after experiencing a slight discomfort in his right calf. Meanwhile, reports suggest that Philippe Coutinho is nearing a move to Qatar’s Al Duhail and would have been sidelined due to an injury regardless of today’s match.
Alex Moreno, Jacob Ramsey, Tyrone Mings, and Emi Buendia continue to be unavailable, while Leander Dendoncker is expected to resume training next week. Burnley, Villa’s opponents for the weekend, have participated in only one match in the current season. Their scheduled game against Luton last weekend was postponed.