Date: 7th August 2018 at 4:39pm
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Aston Villa’s 3-1 victory at the KCOM Stadium on Monday evening against Hull City gave us plenty of talking points.

We opened up the Championship campaign of 2018/19 with all three points to help put a turbulent summer behind us but there was one clear positive from the match for me. Man of the Match was more difficult to call than usual.

Too often in recent times has one man clearly stood out for us – last night it was pretty open with a number of players each having a strong shout at taking the vote in their own right.

Whoscored look at the statistics from a match, and for them Alan Hutton was our standout player with a typically solid performance at the back, plenty of effort and his Lionel Messi like goal at the other end of the park to finish off the scoring on the day.

A rating of 8.56 isn’t to be sniffed at but clearly, his goal carried him across the line and he even managed to pick up his obligatory yellow card.

As a comparison for fans, Ahmed Elmohamady rated 8.08 (goal), Tommy Elphick 7.72 (goal), Jack Grealish 7.41 (assist) and Conor Hourihane finished our top five with 7.27 (assist).

The sixth highest rated was Neil Taylor as he was the only other player to get into the realm of 7.

Don’t think anyone can really disagree with that can they.

Let’s have a poll and find out!

 

6 Replies to “Aston Villa’s Best Rated Player Against Hull Isn’t A Surprise But Do Fans Agree?”

  • Uh, I’d say Jed Steer. Didn’t put a foot wrong and made some great stops. Only beaten by a freak goal that the Hull player will never repeat in all his playing career.

    • i enjoyed chester and elphick going well together if elphick can do a hutton,go from nowhere to team stalwart, i’d be well chuffed.

  • Neil Taylor our 6th best player?! I thought he was poor, very poor. And I would agree re Jed Steer – had a very solid game for me and no way to blame for their freakish goal.

    • if brucie can get joe bryan in, then that hopeless taylor can go he probably won’t get back into the side anyway.och, aye,its cafu for I

  • Hutton just brilliant and to thing just a short while ago Bruce was prepared to let him go on a free, an out and out Villa man just the same as Chester.
    If we sign Bryan from Bristol city and Mc Gill who I personally rate as high as Jack we must be in with a great chance this season, all that we are lacking is a quality striker, I know time is short for permanent signings but we still have time, personally I would let Kodjia go he has totaly lost it and won’t do our chances any favours.

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