Villa’s Best Starting XI Based on Player Ratings

December 30, 2010 by
Filed under: Aston Villa 

I wanted to see what would be my best starting XI based on my Average Player Ratings section which accumulates the player ratings made with every match report. Going along with Villa’s much used 4-4-1-1 system this season, here are the 11 best players according to the ratings that I have given. Notable omissions include the likes of Warnock, Dunne, Petrov and Agbonlahor who have all had below average seasons thus far in my opinion. I’d just like to say this isn’t the team which I feel should start every game but is purely based on how they have faired based on my rankings. Many of the younger players have impressed although it is obvious, perhaps not to the manager, that they should not all be played in the same team. Do you agree with my rankings or are their any players that deserve a place or any that don’t in the XI I have named?

The Average Player Rating of the entire best XI is just 6.53. Not great.

The sides best performer this term according to the ratings is Marc Albrighton with 6.86.

The worst 3 performers thus far have been Habib Beye (5.25), Robert Pires (5.33) and Stiliyan Petrov (5.80)


4 Comments on Villa’s Best Starting XI Based on Player Ratings

  1. Zidave on Thu, 30th Dec 2010 1:33
  2. I thought Ashley young received MOTM in our win over WBA?

  3. Dave on Thu, 30th Dec 2010 2:21
  4. The midfield and attack look about right. A new left-back and maybe a centre-back (to replace Collins) and it’s our best team.

  5. martinlaurence on Thu, 30th Dec 2010 12:41
  6. He did at the game yes with a great display as captain but I gave it to Lichaj who was superb on that occasion

  7. Simon Walsh on Mon, 3rd Jan 2011 10:19
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