The future looks bleak for Aston Villa after heavy defeat against Chelsea


Another week, another dismal performance from Championship-bound Aston Villa.

They parted company with Remi Garde in midweek and handed Eric Black the thankless task of trying to instil some confidence and fighting spirit. On this evidence, the end of the season can’t come quickly enough for the players and their long-suffering fans.

Chelsea put them to the sword as they secured a 4-0 victory. If truth be told, the visitors never had to get out of third gear in a one-sided contest.

Chelsea's Alexandre Pato celebrates scoring his side's second goal
Alexandre Pato scored from the penalty spot for Chelsea (Nick Potts/PA)

Villa are 12 points adrift of safety and it’s a matter of when, not if, their relegation to the second tier is confirmed.

And you know it’s bad when fans of other clubs start feeling sorry for you.

It was difficult to find any positives in Villa’s display.

And as Villa fans held up placards in the 74th minute, one tweet summed up the feelings of many.

Former player Stan Collymore wasn’t too impressed either.

Oh dear. It’s not looking good.


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