Aston Villa suffered a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday and Tyrone Mings was guilty of making mistakes at Stamford Bridge that lost his side the game.
Villa were knocking on the door of an equaliser when the 28-year-old played a short backpass to Jed Steer that was intercepted and finished by Mateo Kovacic for 2-0 in the 49th minute.
In second half injury time, Mings overcommitted and was easily beaten by Cesar Azpilicueta on the break. He fed Romelu Lukaku to score his second and Chelsea’s third goal of the game.
Thompson pulled no punches on Where’s Jeff?, trashing the centre-back for his sloppy errors. He said: “Some of the defending from Tyrone Mings, an international player, was absolutely shocking. The backpass, and one where Azpilicueta went past him as if he wasn’t there, was absolutely outrageous.”
Mings joined Villa from Bournemouth in January 2019 and has gone on to make 94 appearances in all competitions, scoring six goals with five assists. The England international has been a good servant at Villa Park but isn’t without his critics due to errors like these.
Mings has been guilty of dropping clangers at the back ever since he arrived from Bournemouth, but his place in the side won’t be uncertain just yet. The 28-year-old does need to bounce back quickly, however, as Axel Tuanzebe and Kortney Hause are useful deputies.