My player ratings, now I’m fully awake again. Most bizarre game and feeling I’ve had at Villa Park in 50 years. Don’t know what I make of it, great attacking keystone cops defending. Great game for the neutral I suppose as they say. My pre game prediction of 5-3 looked on the cards at HT. So I guess I’m a bit disappointed as I thought Forest were there for the taking. We should have won it shouldn’t we?
Nyland: 4, sooner he goes the better 5 shots on target and 5 goals in the net, the last being a complete joke. I don’t directly blame him for any of the others but….
Hutton: 5 Just a normal game for McCafu.
Taylor: 5 I’m trying hard to see anything in this lad.
Axle T: 5 He did ok looked cool on the ball amongst all the panic defending. Last goal he was poor letting Grabban get a shot in.
Chester: 4 Aliens have taken over this solid defender and turned him into Curtis Davies!
Yannick: 7 I thought he looked lively and strong, obviously faded towards the end and was subbed
McGinn: 7 little diamond in the James Milner mould. Glad he’s back.
Grealish: 7 Just Jack one of his normal games, seemed to have stopped trying to do everything by himself.
Hourihane: 4 whatever this lad is he’s not a defensive midfielder cost us 3 goals last night the first 2 and the 4th . Needs to get stuck in, track players or just do something!
Koj: 6 did ok and had his moments, arguing with Tammy a few times worries me.
Tammy: 9 Got to give the kid a 9 as not often you score 4 goals is it? Nearly got the 5 with a header in the first half.
El Ghazi: 7 Cracking goal gets him a 7. He has ability and he showed a bit of it last night.
Whelan: 6 I’ll probably upset a few here but had he started the game we would have a won. He’s no world beater but he’s currently our best defensive midfielder or rather the only one.
Elmo: 6 tried his best but he’s not a winger he’s a wing back
Smith: 6 He won’t be happy will he? Some of it was his own doing. I think JT needs to review his defensive coaching.