A family affair for Andre

22nd October 2015

There have been many famous footballing brothers who have played against each other over the years, and Andre Ayew's name will be among that list this weekend as he comes up against brother Jordan in the battle for Premier League points.
Following Andre's switch to SA1 back in June, Jordan soon followed suit as he arrived at Aston Villa from French side Lorient.
And while they both played together during their time at Marseille, the pair have also experienced what it is like to play against one another during their time in France.
Back in April, Lorient won 5-3 away at Marseille with Jordan scoring twice and Andre also finding the net.
But this Saturday sees the pair go up against one another for the first time in the Premier League, joining the likes of Gary and Phil Neville, Rio and Anton Ferdinand and Kolo and Yaya Toure, with Andre admitting it will be a proud moment for both players.

"We've both been talking about this game ever since we moved to the Premier League," he said. "We are both very proud to be playing in the best league and have this opportunity to play against each other.
"We are both trying to make our family, and the Ghanaian fans proud, because when we play we aren't just doing it for ourselves, there are a lot of other supporters out there watching us.
"We talk most days, but not always about football. At the end of the day we are family, but when we get onto the pitch it's about business and fighting for your team-mates and fans.
"It was a weird feeling playing against Jordan last season. But we lost that day - he scored two and I got one - so I hope it isn't like that on Saturday."

Saturday's game at Villa Park has also taken on added importance as both sides look to get back to winning ways.
Following Monday's home defeat against Stoke, the Swans are without a win in five league games while Villa haven't won since an opening-day victory at Bournemouth.
"It's going to be a tough game but one we need to win," said Ayew, who has scored four goals in nine league games. "We need to do everything we can to get the three points. They also need points but we need to be strong mentally.
"The manager has been working us hard and had a chat with us and told us to keep working hard and be confident.
"He knows what we can do and we need to just continue doing our jobs, believe in one another, stay united and start winning games again.
"When things are difficult there are some players who need to take responsibility to get us back to winning ways, and I'm one of those.
"We have great players in the squad who are going to help us get back to our best form, but we need to put Monday behind us and get a result on Saturday."