Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has rejected suggestions Fabian Delph needs to refine his tough-tackling style after a fifth yellow card on Saturday in the 2-0 defeat at Fulham. "That's the way Fabian plays, he plays the game that way, and you can't curtail it, that's the way he plays the game," he said.

"So yeah, he'll miss the game next week. I don't think he's as brash as what he was, but that will come with maturity and experience, he'll learn that side of the game.

"As I said, he's been good for me, so we'll go again."

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