Albert Adomah has struggled for form of late and should be taken out of the spotlight by Dean Smith. The 31-year-old has yet to score a goal in any competition for Aston Villa this season and only has two assists to his name in 25 appearances.
Adomah was a standout performer for Villa in his first two seasons at the club, contributing 13 goals in 2016/17 and 19 goals in 2017/18, but he’s gone 31 league games without scoring and could benefit from a break. Jonathan Kodjia deserves an opportunity to prove his worth as he’s Villa’s second-highest scorer despite not commanding a starting place.
The 29-year-old has contributed eight goals in 17 league starts and can operate out wide and up front. With Tammy Abraham unlikely to lose his place any time soon, Kodjia might have to settle for a role on the wing. Adomah isn’t scoring or making assists and he’s not having much of an influence in games either.
The Ghanaian international has created just once chance in his last four appearances and has made only two successful dribbles in his previous three. Adomah does work hard in harrying the opposition, but he’s frequently brought off for a more attacking alternative as a result of his impotency.
So, is it time for Smith to drop Adomah? Is it time for Kodjia to start?