Aston Villa currently find themselves 16th in the Premier League table with nine points on the board from their opening 10 games of the season prior to Wednesday night’s round of fixtures.

Across those 10 games, the Villans have won two, drawn three and lost five, leaving manager Steven Gerrard under pressure.

After some Villa fans reportedly chanted against the 42-year-old during the recent 2-0 defeat at home to Chelsea, journalist Pete O’Rourke believes that Villa owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens (NSWE) will also have some concerns about the manager and the club’s current predicament.

NSWE could have doubts over Gerrard

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, he said: “I think the owners will be slightly concerned over what’s going on at Villa right now. Two of their last three games were really winnable games that they weren’t able to get over the line, so the fans are getting a bit frustrated and unhappy with how things are going.

“They’re not scoring enough goals and not picking up enough points. You’ve got to remember, these owners did put a lot of faith in Steven Gerrard when they did bring him down from Rangers.

“They thought he was going to be the man to take them forward. But it’s been a really disappointing start to the season.”

Dangerous precedent

Almost a year ago, Villa sacked their previous manager Dean Smith after the team had lost five league games in a row and were just a couple of points above the relegation zone, which is where they are now under Gerrard.

With that in mind, it seems that, unless results start to go their way soon, the 42-year-old could well find himself out of a job, especially if supporter unrest grows even louder.

However, if the Villans can secure victories in their next league games against Fulham and Brentford, we feel that, for the time being, it could reduce any concerns that the owners may have about Gerrard and keep him in a job for a little while longer.