Aston Villa enjoyed a solid start to the Premier League season, despite the defeat to Spurs.

Dean Smith’s side led for the majority of the game at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, but fell to three late goals.

However, it was still a good start, and showed that Villa have a solid chance of staying up in the Premier League this season.

Here, we’ll attempt to rank the Villa team, looking at the top ten players in our power rankings.

We’ll look at how each player performs each week, and rank see how they rank as the season progresses.


8. Ahmed Elmohamady

It was a decent performance from the Egyptian, despite almost giving a goal away early on.

He was solid at the back, even after the rumours he was off to rejoin Steve Bruce at Newcastle United.


7. Trezeguet

Another Egyptian, Trezeguet had a decent debut for Villa, and caused Spurs some problems on the flanks.

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However, he’ll have to improve his finishing if he’s to become a key man for Dean Smith’s side.


6. Conor Hourihane

Hourihane made his Premier League debut in great fashion, getting really stuck in for Villa and causing Spurs a heap of problems in the middle.

However, the way the game was going led to the midfield having to defend a lot, and he was eventually subbed.


5. Jack Grealish 

A decent start from Villa’s key man, although he was at fault late on for Harry Kane’s goal that put Spurs in front.

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Despite that, he was excellent in the first half, and showed a whole load of promise going forward.


4. Bjorn Engels

A great day for the Villa debutatnt, who looked very confident at the back. 

He was Unlucky to concede three yes, but he was solid alongside Tyrone Mings at the back for Dean Smith’s side.


3. Tyrone Mings

Apart from making a late mistake, Mings was at his best for Villa in North London.

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He was a rock at the back and was able to affect the game a lot, including a long ball that started the attack which led to John McGinn’s goal.

Brilliant.


2. John McGinn

John McGinn’s goal was superb and really showed what a bargain he was last season.

It’s easy to see why many Premier League sides are already debating a move for the Scot, who was brilliant for Villa on both sides of the ball.

1.Tom Heaton

It was very easy to see why Tom Heaton has been picked in the England setup multiple times.

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The ex-Burnley man made several great saves and was again unlucky to concede three.

He will certainly be a massive help for Villa’s survival bid.

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