One of the weekends that all football fans look forward to is almost upon us, with the EFL play-off finals kicking off on Saturday. Six sides are all vying for promotion at Wembley which is rounded off on Monday with the most expensive game in the sport, the Championship play-off final.
Aston Villa and Derby County face off with the winner knowing that they'll earn a spot in the Premier League, in a match worth an estimated £170m. It's a staggering figure and the pressure on both sides is absolutely massive, with each club desperate to return to the big time.
Villa come into it as favourites and they have the experience of last season to call upon, when they were beaten 1-0 by Fulham. It was a tough result to take for them and they'll use that to drive them on this time around against a very good Derby side.
This is their third season in the second tier and if they don't return to the Premier League this time around it could have big consequences for a number of reasons. This is set to be their final season of parachute payments from their relegation back in 2016 which means FFP could be a concern next year, along with potentially losing their loanees that have done so well.
But arguably the biggest concern comes in the form of their skipper and talisman, Jack Grealish. The 23 year-old has enjoyed another superb season in the second tier and big Premier League clubs are expected to come knocking again this summer regardless of whether Villa win promotion or not.
Going up would certainly strengthen Villa's bid to keep their star man but you really feel that a defeat would leave them with no choice but to sell him. Last season he was immensely impressive but he's taken his games to new heights since Dean Smith arrived at the club back in October, so they'll be desperate to retain him at all costs.
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