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BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE

2015/2016 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 Arsenal 0 0 0 0
2 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0
3 Bournemouth 0 0 0 0
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Kevin Hughes Aston Villa  By Kevin Hughes

Benteke and Delph departures a cruel blow to Sherwood and Aston Villa

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner says Aston Villa have lost a hugely influential player in Christian Benteke.

Aston Villa will be hoping to avoid another season of relegation scrapping under Tim Sherwood in 2015-16. Here's a look at what to expect from Sherwood's men as we approach the new campaign.

Preview

Sherwood is determined to keep Villa away from the usual relegation battle but the loss of Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph is a huge blow to his prospects.

Biggest concern

The current squad just won't be good enough to stay out of yet another relegation struggle, particularly after losing star duo...

Kevin Hughes Aston Villa  By Kevin Hughes

Ayew arrives as Sherwood's new-look Aston Villa takes shape

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner weighs in on Christian Benteke's potential role in Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side this season.

Jordan Ayew has made an encouraging start to his Aston Villa career without even kicking a ball. Confirmed as a new signing on Monday afternoon, almost immediately the striker was making claret and blue friends. "It took 10 seconds to work out he was the right coach for me and Aston Villa was the right team for me," said the 23-year-old, reflecting on his first meeting with manager Tim Sherwood and providing a mini-masterclass on how to create the perfect first impression at the same time.

In...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Aston Villa complete signing of Lorient striker Jordan Ayew

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner weighs in on Christian Benteke's potential role in Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side this season.
Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is set to have a medical ahead of his reported move to Liverpool.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno and Shaka Hislop react to Fabian Delph signing with Manchester City, after he made statements he would remain with Aston Villa.

Aston Villa have announced the signing of striker Jordan Ayew from French club Lorient.

Ayew, 23, moves to Villa Park for an undisclosed fee and has put pen to paper on a five-year contract.

He is the third player to move to the Villans from...

Aston Villa hopeful of completing deal for Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner weighs in on Christian Benteke's potential role in Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side this season.
Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is set to have a medical ahead of his reported move to Liverpool.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno and Shaka Hislop react to Fabian Delph signing with Manchester City, after he made statements he would remain with Aston Villa.

Aston Villa are confident of securing a deal for Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, sources have told ESPN FC.

Earlier this month, ESPN FC revealed that Villa were targeting Adebayor, and now talks over a loan with a view to a permanent deal are at an advanced stage.

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood sees Togo international Adebayor as an ideal replacement for Christian Benteke following the Belgian's switch to Liverpool.

He thrived under Sherwood's management at Tottenham in the second half of the...

 By PA Sport

Cordoba: Aston Villa have agreed to sign defender Jose Angel Crespo

Crespo began his career at Sevilla and has also played in Italy.

Aston Villa have agreed a deal to sign defender Jose Angel Crespo from Cordoba, the Spanish club have announced.

Crespo, 28, began his career at Sevilla, where he was part of the squad that won the 2006 UEFA Cup, before playing for Racing Santander, Padova, Bologna and Verona.