I wish everyone would stop putting pressure on young Gabby Agbonlahor! Last week we had Martin O'Neill saying that the Villa striker was like Stan Collymore at his best, now Zat Knight is quoted on the official site saying he is turning into our very own version of Didier Drogba or Wayne Rooney.
Come on, calm down and give the lad space to be himself!
The former Fulham defender said: 'As a centre-half, you look at him and realise he can make something from nothing and that's a really impressive trait. Rio Ferdinand and John Terry know that if they can keep the strikers quiet at their end, then the likes of Wayne Rooney and Didier Drogba will do the damage at the other end. That's what we're starting to feel with Gabby.'
Explaining, 'He's a huge threat. Defenders are always on the back foot against him. He's an outlet because when we're under pressure we can just put the ball into the channels and we know Gabby will be there chasing it down.'
He also says with the speed Gabby possesses, he is happy that they are now on the same side.
Gabby has 5 Premiership goals so far this season, our next highest scorer is Martin Laursen with 3. That leaves a clutch of players on 1 each.
Top scorers in the Prem so far this season:
Benjani Portsmouth 8
Adebayor Arsenal 7
Anelka Bolton 6
Fabregas Arsenal 6
Keane Tottenham 6
Ronaldo Man Utd 6
Agbonlahor Aston Villa 5
Drogba Chelsea 5
Kapo Birmingham 5
McCarthy Blackburn 5
Torres Liverpool 5
Van Persie Arsenal 5
I have a plan, lets get Anelka to play alongside Gabby! Europe here we come!!!!!
Manager Tim Sherwood has spoken of his disappointment - and shouldered the blame - for today's one nil loss to Stoke City.
All the stats from Aston Villa (0) vs (1) Stoke, Villa Park, 3/10/15 Att: 33,189
Statistics, damn lies and Aston Villa..
Bit of a mix and match today from manager Tim Sherwood's pre Stoke press conference.
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