Following the first dull and boring international break of the 2019/20 campaign, Aston Villa got back to Premier League action on Monday evening as we welcomed West Ham United to Villa Park.
Taking a point from the game and keeping another clean sheet did see us move out of the relegation places, but with only five games played, there’s plenty more still to do.
The game was a mixed bag from our point of view, we had the better chances and really should’ve taken victory but we again struggled in front of the net – at the back the positives were better as we limited Manuel Pellegrini’s side to only one effort on target.
Given the game I watched and our better stats despite the match being largely end to end, website Whoscored edged the player ratings in the visitors favour and I can only assume that was because they spent part of the game down at ten men – suffice to say their goalkeeper was the star man.
For us, summer signing Fred Guilbert stole the show with a score of 7.68 and completing the top five on the day were Jack Grealish (7.41), Bjorn Engels (7.09), Tyrone Mings (7.08) and Anwar El Ghazi (7.04).
Marvelous Nakamba was the other player to get a seven plus score.
Fans will definitely disagree with at least one of those ratings I imagine.