Carla Ward has explained that she did not include Hannah Hampton in the Aston Villa squad that travelled to Chelsea on Sunday due to an unspecified incident that occurred on Saturday.
The Villa boss described Hampton’s omission from the squad as ‘in the best interests of the team’.
The goalkeeper has been Aston Villa’s number one since joining the club from Birmingham – where she had previously played under Ward – in the summer of 2021.
Hampton started Villa’s opening two matches of the 2022/23 WSL campaign, before being sidelined through injury. Summer signing Anna Leat has impressed…