Wigan's down. Villa's safe. That's the only thing that matters.
Aston Villa can secure safety, get some much-desired payback, and give Stiliyan Petrov one hell of a tribute, all in one day. All they have to do is beat England's most talented team.
This time next week, an entire season's worth of anxiety could be over and done with. But first, Aston Villa need to take care of business against a struggling Norwich City.
Depending on Monday's result, Aston Villa could be well on their way to achieving safety or inching ever closer to a final day showdown with Wigan to determine survival.
With points a precious commodity, Aston Villa hope to defy the incredibly log odds by leaving Old Trafford with a shock victory over champions elect Manchester United.
Villa’s done wonders for both their survival hopes and the mental health of their fans over the past two months. With a win against Fulham, they’d send the strongest sign yet that a corner has been turned.
It's been a tale of two seasons for Stoke City, while Aston Villa's looked a different side the past two months. Will those trends continue, or is a draw between these sides all but pre-ordained?
After a Saturday which saw their relegation rivals step up their respective games, Aston Villa need to continue to keep their string of strong performances alive if they hope to keep their heads above water.
Aston Villa's spent most of the season in trouble, and Saturday's clash with QPR at Villa Park marks yet another must win game if they hope to give themselves some breathing room over the final eight games.
Aston Villa enter into another game that they can likely afford to lose, but with the results of the weekend going very much their way an unexpected result would be a massive boost to their survival hopes.
Arsenal’s had a rough week and Villa has shown real improvement of late. Is a potentially season-saving shock at the Emirates in the cards?
Ahead of Villa's trip to the Emirates, we have a chat with Ted of SB Nation's Arsenal blog the Short Fuse.
Favorable results elsewhere have left the window open just a crack for Aston Villa, but seizing opportunity has not been one of this team's strong points this season. Can that trend change against a tough West Ham side?
Despite a horrid run of results, Villa has shown recent flashes of quality. Against one of the better Everton teams of the past few years, it's going to require them to put together a complete game at that level if they hope to earn any points.
Ahead of Aston Villa's visit to Goodison Park on Saturday, Calvin of SB Nation's Everton blog Royal Blue Mersey answered some questions about the Toffees.
Aston Villa is in much bigger trouble than a trip to Wembley and a crack at England's third most prestigious trophy could solve, but the boost to morale and ability to overcome adversity could be crucial in getting things back on the right track.
Aston Villa is in desperate need of a win to get things back on track, but they'll enter this West Midlands derby in the unfamiliar position of underdogs as they face a suddenly struggling West Brom (assuming the snow melts.)
Aston Villa supporters will be dreading the visit from Southampton. But it's essential to cling to hope...because that's about all there is right now.
The first leg of a League Cup tie is always a massive game, but Aston Villa's trip to Valley Parade has implications that are even more far reaching than would typically be the case.
As nice as it would be to see Aston Villa come roaring out of the gates en route to a classy display against Wigan Athletic, Paul Lambert may well find that the better path will be found by simply looking to stop the bleeding.