The Transfer Tavern has been a regular visiting area for Aston Villa fans this season as many of the claret and blue faithful have tried their hardest to drink away the football woes.
Times have been hard so far for the Premier League’s bottom club, with only one win so far in a campaign that has been filled with disappointing performances from a side that is capable of so much more.
However, with the January transfer window just around the corner and an unfamiliar sense of optimism over the appointment of new boss, Remi Garde, things could finally be looking up.
Villa fans now have a slight restored faith in their squad, especially after a brilliant draw at home to Premier League giants, Manchester City.
The resilient form shown by the Villa squad has also proven that the players are capable, even though fresh faces seemed a necessity.
In what could be the start of one of Villa’s biggest comebacks in history, here are five players that we think are key to keeping the Villains in the top flight of English football.
Click new Villa boss Garde below to see FIVE crucial players for Aston Villa
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