Player Page

Ashley Westwood | Midfielder

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 179

Latest News

Recent News

Ashley Westwood was stretchered off towards the end of the first half with a left leg injury
Jamie Vardy - who received a yellow card for the incident - went in rather hard, forcing the midfielder's left knee to turn somewhat awkwardly. Westwood went straight to the locker room and was replaced soon after by Kieran Richardson. Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:59:00 AM
Source: BBC Sport

Player News


Aston Villa have signed young midfielder Anes Omerovic to join their youth academy.

Omerovic comes from Austrian side AKA Vorarlberg. The 15 year-old is a developmental prospect who will compete in Villa's youth set up before trying to make an impact in the Premier League. Aston Villa are currently struggling in the financial department so they are forced to make moves for developmental prospects such as this one instead of proven talent. Omerovic will not be a fantasy options for at least a few years.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, May 21, 2014 12:23:00 PM

A superb goal from a free kick gave Aston Villa the early advantage, but it would all go downhill from there for the Lions, as they would fall to Manchester United, 4-1.

It looked like another disorganized back line for the Red Devils early, and a foul from Raphael gave Villa a free kick chance which they converted thanks to Westwood, who got it up and over the wall and past David de Gea. United would begin to control the game from then on but Villa still had opportunities to make a game of it, including a pair of crucial misses by Christian Benteke in the second half. The Lions will attempt to bounce back with a kinder fixture next week as they host lowly Fulham.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 10:54:00 AM

Ashley Westwood has been declared fit to face Norwich on Sunday.

Westwood has been dealing with a knock but the Villa midfielder will be fine for Sunday. Paul Lambert recently praised him for being an important part of the VIlla squad and even went as far to say his injury changed the match outcome against Newcastle. Westwood brings enough defensive stats to be a decently consistent fantasy option, but don't expect double-digit returns.
Source: Aston Villa
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 01:32:00 PM

Ashley Westwood believes Aston Villa need to cut out their careless mistakes in an attempt to rebound from their current poor form.

Villa have only earned one point from their last four games and are close to entering the relegation battle. Westwood believes the reason for the slump is careless mistakes. The young midfielder was played decently this year and has averaged almost six fantasy points per game over his last nine games. At a reasonable price of £ 10.54M, he can be a decent fantasy option.
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 09:40:00 AM

Ashley Westwood will miss Aston Villa's game against Crystal Palace on Thursday after picking up his fifth booking of the season today.

Westwood has lost the support of VIlla fans for his lack of goals and assists this season but he's been fairly solid in the middle and does a lot of the dirty work. There are many options on the VIlla bench to replace him so it would be risky to try and predict his replacement next week.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 01:33:00 PM

Former Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov praised Ashley Westwood and the work he's been doing for Aston Villa this season.

Petrov mentioned that Westwood does the dirty work for Villa and that can sometimes go unnoticed. The words are true as Westwood has been an important part of Villa's squad despite his efforts not showing up on the stats sheet. Enjoy Westwood's contributions on the pitch but don't rely on him as a constant fantasy contributor.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 08:21:00 PM

Aston Villa found themselves down by two goals only eleven minutes in to their match at the Hawthorns but kept their composure and eventually mounted a second half rally, capped off with a goal from Ashley Westwood, and the match ended in a 2-2 draw.

The Villa comeback seemed almost inevitable after West Brom was tasked with holding their "comfortable" lead for about 80 minutes. Once Villa broke through with the opening goal from Karim El Ahmadi, it was only a matter of how Villa would level the game. The magic moment came in the 76th minute, after a poor headed clearance landed in the path of Westwood, who took one stride toward goal and hit a low screamer past the Boaz Myhill's left. While the game was a thriller in reality, there was little impact in fantasy.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 05:25:00 PM

Ashley Westwood believes he's underperforming this season and needs to improve to get back to his form from last year.

Westwood had a fantastic campaign last year but injuries and fitness have frustrated him this time around. He's shown he can be a really effective player in the middle for Aston Villa and should be expected to bounce back sooner rather than later.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 04:21:00 PM

Aston Villa are interested in Japanese midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake, who is valued at £10m.

Kiyotake's club, Nuremburg, might be valuing the player a little too high. The Japanese star is certainly a good player, but for £10m, Aston Villa might be able to find a better option. Villa are ready to offer £7.5m but that's likely going to be too low for Nuremburg.
Source: Sportsvibe
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 10:15:00 PM

Ashley Westwood is looking to improve his play at Aston Villa next season.

The 23 year old midfielder has been one of Aston Villa's most consistent players and had shown huge improvement since coming from Crewe. The fans have already gotten around to liking the youngster and it seems he is the next Stiliyan Petrov for Villa Park.
Source: SkySports
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 10:24:00 PM

Aston Villa have signed young Netherlands midfielder Leandro Bacuna and the youngster believes he'll be Villa's new Lampard.

The 21 year old has high hopes for his future and he believes he is the type of player Frank Lampard is. He wants to be a similar contributor at Aston Villa. Bacuna played well for FC Groningen but it's a completely different game in England and we will see if Bacuna can come close to his idol Lampard.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 01:43:00 AM

Aston Villa have signed Bulgarian winger Aleksander Tonev from Lech Poznan for £2.75m.

The Bulgarian winger has been praised by now assistant youth coach Stiliyan Petrov, who is a long time Villa favorite. Petrov recommended Tonev to Villa and is thought to have been an influential part of the deal. Tonev is a young star who could become a started at Villa if he continues improving.
Source: Express
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 10:17:00 PM

Aston Villa have made a bid for Montpellier midfielder Younès Belhanda.

It's obvious Villa are looking for strengthen their midfield. Belhanda is a young, versatile midfielder who can help Villa in a variety of ways. He doesn't come cheap, especially with other top European clubs interested, but he's probably in Villa's price range. He would be a starter and should contribute well if he ends up at Villa Park.
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 08:42:00 PM

Aston Villa are reported to be very close to finalizing deals on two Bulgarian internationals - Aleksander Tonev and Ivelin Popov.

Villa have agreed with Lech Poznan for Aleksander Tonev and are interested in signing Ivelin Popov from Kuban Krasnodar. Aleksander Tonev is probably is the bigger name here; he has 11 international appearances and he's only 23, regarded as a future star in Bulgaria. Now assistant youth coach Stiliyan Petrov is said to be influencing Villa's decisions.
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 09:10:00 PM