Moyes’ growing belief in defender as team named


David Moyes has demonstrated his growing belief in young Ben Johnson by naming him as right back for the dame at Villa Park today (Sunday).

Ben has managed to hold off a Vladimir Coufal return following a series of fine performances and although the Czech came on towards the end of the game against Manchester City Johnson has probably justified the manager sticking by him

It’s fair to say that he has been the surprise packet of the season and with Vladi possibly not 100 per cent match fit it’s another big chance for the younger payer to show his prowess.

Elsewhere the team is as expected with the regular Premier League outfit all taking their places in the stating eleven.

Coufal is on the bench along with Nikola Vlasic who probably had his best game for the team in the shock  penalty shoot out victory over Manchester City on Wednesday evening.


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