Gerrard on a mission to take Aston Villa beyond the old loop
11 seasons into Aston Villa have never finish in the top half of the Premier League table. Most recently under Gerard Houllier.
But since Steven Gerrard took over. The reins replace Dean Smith at the end of last year. Their performances have improved considerably. If counted only during the time the Liverpool legend has been station on the sidelines. Villa sit in ninth, 10 points behind Chelsea. While they are 13th and 26th behind Thomas Tuchel’s side. Report from UFABET
Gerrard’s side are now playing fewer games than Brighton. Newcastle and Crystal Palace with the chance to overtake them to finish in 10th.
The remaining five fixtures will be against Burnley, two (residual matches from December), Crystal Palace and two top-flight teams, Liverpool and Manchester City. Who both failed to score. Can fall again if thinking of winning the league to dominate
Despite a bit of a slew of late. Villa appears to have rebound in the last two games with two clean sheets. And the defensive game was tighter as the opponent created only 14 finishing chances from two games. Where they previously averaged about 13 trolls per game
Newcomer Danny Ings appears to be a better fit for Ollie Watkins than the newcomer. And both of them seem to have a running line that overlaps completely.
It’s true that the hype from Villa’s performances may not be as much as when Gerrard arrive. But being the first manager in more than a decade lead the team top half of the table. It looks like a good starting point for having high hopes in the coming seasons.