Aston Villa are in crisis. The ‘Villains’, who last season built a roster full of top quality players under coach Steven Gerrard with the aim to reach the European spots in the Premier League after many years, are currently tied with the 18th qualified team in the table, Wolverhampton, as they have only earned 9 points in the first 11 fixtures.
This tragic start has provoked the sack of coach Steven Gerrard, who has never been able to find the way to make the team work out.
The club from Birmingham spent around 200 million euros between both the previous winter and summer transfer markets, as they added to the squad top players such as Philippe Coutinho, Leon Bailey, Lucas Digne, Diego Carlos or Emiliano Buendía, among others.
A group of players that, along with the ones that were already at the club such as Emiliano Martínez, Jacob Ramsey o Matty Cash, formed a high level roster that was ready to compete in order to finish between the first ten teams of the table for sure.
However, long lasting injuries from some players such as the case of Diego Carlos, as well as the low performing from others who were expected to be leaders (Coutinho, Bailey, Emi Buendía…) have ended up provoking the sack of the main responsible, Steven Gerrard.
The ‘Villains’ have only been able to win two games so far this season. In addition, they are the second worst scoring team in the entire Premier League, as they have only scored seven goals in eleven fixtures, which are very low numbers for a squad that aims to finish top ten of the table.
The club has already pointed Unai Emery as their new head coach, who will certainly have a guaranteed roster to change the course of the current crisis that the entity is going through.
It is clear that now Emery will have to start picking up wins right away so both the confidence from the players and the fans can get back to optimal levels.
Translated by Guillermo Bermejo.
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