Aston Villa have played a few pre-season games but I just wanted to quickly evaluate the top 3 players that impressed me the most. Aston Villa have had a training camp in Germany where they played against 3 teams and they have also played against Luton, Crewe and Wycombe. Aston Villa’s current record is 1-3-1.
Lambert signed Bacuna and many fans were quick to point out that we knew very little about him. The 21-year old Dutch man is very versatile and has so far played as a attacking midfielder, a right back and a winger. Bacuna has already proved 3 assists during pre-season and has recently scored a great goal against Crewe. It’s looking more and more likely that Bacuna will be starting for Aston Villa and so far, he has been Aston Villa’s most impressive signing.
Weimann is playing really well, he has energy, pace, and has often been Aston Villa’s main attacking threat during pre-season. Weimann has also scored a fair share of goals and against Crewe, linked brilliantly with Benteke. My only compliant is that Weimann should work on his finishing, he often creates and is involved in a lot of plays, however he often fails to find the back of the net. He will be a huge player for Aston Villa this season.
Placing a defender into this list is a bit of a surprise, but bare with me here. Luna has been brought in to put more pressure on Bennett and it seems as though he’s done something a little different. Luna has played very well and not only is he decent when attacking, he is a lot more confident on the ball and stronger defensively than Bennett.
I also wanted to quickly include one youth player, a lot of our youth players from our reserves have been given a chance with the first team. And so far the two youth players have impressed me, Carruthers and Grealish. But so far, I think that Grealish has been a tad bit better. He is very young, has been involved in plays and adds threat out wide.
Pre-season is in no way over, but I thought that now would be a good time to take a quick look at some of the players that have been play consistently and deserve some credit for the recent performances.