Date: 5th October 2006 at 2:21pm
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Villa Lead the way in the Premiership!

As we all know, Villa have been doing wonders under Martin O’Neill, this year, but it is not only down to him. It is also the players putting in the effort on the pitch. So to reflect this effort, I thought I’d share this bit of information – 3 Villa players are in the Top 10 so far this season according to the OPTA Stats Index – and this is the most of any team in the Premiership.

1 Andy Johnson Everton 172
2 Didier Drogba Chelsea 160
3 Gareth Barry Aston Villa 134
4 Gabriel Agbonlahor Aston Villa 132
5 Ashley Young Watford 132
6 Kanu Portsmouth 131
7 Frank Lampard Chelsea 130
8 Ivan Campo Bolton Wanderers 129
9 Liam Ridgewell Aston Villa 128
10 Gary Speed Bolton Wanderers 125

Congratulations must therefore be awarded to Gareth, Gabby, and Liam, and an honourable mention must also go to Olof Mellberg, who lies 16th overall. A sterling effort lads and lets keep up the good work until May!!!

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16 Replies to “Villa Lead The Way In The Prem”

  • It’s actually the Actim Index and not Opta, but who’s bothered ay? (Apart from Actim perhaps..) lol

  • If 3 of our players are in the top ten and we are 6th in the league, what are all the other players doing?

  • thats good for your club then aint it. Shows how far you have come since MON came to your club.

  • The 2 best things that have happened to Villa are that muppet O.Leary leaving and O’Neill coming.

  • Top 5 defenders.

    1 gareth barry 134 3 Aston Villa
    2 liam ridgewell 128 9 Aston Villa
    3 olof mellberg 111 16 Aston Villa
    4 phil neville 106 19 Everton
    5 john terry 103 23 Chelsea

    ooooh yeah sorensen 3rd goalkeeper too

  • One of 2 unbeaten teams in the premiership. And there just doesn’t seem to be a single player who isn’t on form in your side. I’m surprised Angel isn’t up there as well though because he’s been fantastic. Congratulations Villa and O’Neill!

  • What can you say MON lifts us up where we belong (I feel a song coming on) have always been Villa and proud, even through the bad, dark days of ………………………(insert ars**holes name here) but my cheeks are aching because of the smug, self sat

  • it was great to see agbonlahor was picked for the u21’s, with a name like that I was amased to see he’s english. Definetely no way back for Beckham he’s just slipped even further down the order.

  • there used to be a saying “what is the point of aston villa?”,then along came martin o’neil,im gonna stick some villa defenders in my dream team before its too late.i would have been crazy doing that before!,is it me or is Angel being bribed to do very ba

  • Cant help feeling that we’re all getting a little bit carried away here. Great start, but there’s a long, long way to go.

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