Premier League: 10 talking points from this weekend’s action

7) Gestede’s threat in the air can revitalise VillaPremier League: 10 talking points from this weekend’s action - Opinion

After the doom and gloom and all the talk of relegation after losing Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph, Aston Villa relished their gritty 1-0 victory over Bournemouth. One question dominated before the match: where were the goals going to come from without Benteke? One question dominated after the match: how are defences going to stop Rudy Gestede in the air? Gestede scored Villa’s winner with a crushing header and if the delivery into the area is right, it is going to be fascinating to see how defenders will cope with a player whose leap is so powerful and whose heading ability is so potent. Gestede scored 22 goals for Blackburn in the Championship last season and the Villa fans already love him. Jacob Steinberg

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