Aston Villa slid further towards the Premier League relegation zone after a crushing 4-1 defeat to high-flying Leicester.
Goals from Jonny Evans, Kelechi Iheanacho and a Jamie Vardy brace were enough to see off Dean Smith’s men, who are now only above the bottom three on goal difference.
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Vardy now sits on 16 goals for the league season, five more than anyone else and 12 more than his opposite number at Villa Park: Wesley.
The 23-year-old Brazilian has struggled to settle into life in the Premier League and is without a goal or an assist in his last eight appearances.
Despite his poor form in front of goal, Smith has trusted one of his new signings and has started him in all 16 games this season.
This reluctance to change has drawn criticism from fans, who are frustrated at the lack of output from their number nine.
Here’s how some of them reacted to his latest showing, with one fan suggesting that Rudy Gestede was a “better” forward than Wesley during his time at Villa Park:
wesley is an absolute embarrassment should be ashamed of his performance today!!!!!
— Dom (@DomPhillips_) December 8, 2019
Gestede was better than wesley
— John carews big vein (@holtenderbenny) December 8, 2019
We’re playing with 10 men every game. When is Wesley going to be dropped. He is our striker, vardy plays same position. Look at the difference. Wesley never looks like any type of threat
— Steven Irvine (@irvines02) December 8, 2019
Anything would be great right now! Wesley ain’t got nothing!! worst I’ve seen in many years!
— Tony (@Tony89405449) December 8, 2019
Wesley is shockingly awful! Desperately need a new striker
— Doing A Villa 🦁 (@DoingAVilla) December 8, 2019
Not a Wesley hater but I’m sorry, he’s no way a premier league striker. I know he’s Isolated up top, but he’s motionless, can’t keep the ball and doesn’t work hard enough for a professional footballer !!! #avfc
— Darren Brookes (@dazb80) December 8, 2019
Honestly think Lewis Grabban would have been more effective this season than Wesley. #avfc
— Foxy (@FoxyN77) December 8, 2019
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