Is this Aston Villa's strongest XI? Vlaar, Weimann and more

Aston Villa's strongest side could give any Premier League team a decent game.

Aston Villa have got off to a great start in the Premier League this season, taking an early position towards the top of the table.

The club have a great chance of breaking into the top half by the end of the campaign and Paul Lambert has a strong squad of players to use over the course of the season.

After the transfer window slammed shut, we’ve attempted to name Aston Villa’s strongest possible side.

GK – Brad Guzan

The American has been one of the club’s most consistent players in recent times. He starts.

RB – Alan Hutton

Hutton is a very experienced player and a solid right-back who adds great balance to the team.

CB – Philippe Senderos

Another very experienced defender and someone who has fitted into Villa’s back four easily.

CB – Ron Vlaar

The fact so many clubs were linked with signing Vlaar over the summer is a tribute to his consistency and quality.

LB – Aly Cissokho

Failed to make the grade at Liverpool last season but he’s a solid left-back defensively and going forward to provide extra width.

RM – Gabriel Agbonlahor

Agbonlahor can play in a variety of positions and we’ve put him on the right for the sake of getting him into the team. His pace is frightening.

CM – Ashley Westwood

He’s developed into a tremendous player under the guidance of Paul Lambert and keeps Cleverley out of the team.

CM – Fabian Delph

Delph’s form this season has seen him secure a place in the England senior squad. He starts.

LM – Charles N’Zogbia

N’Zogbia is a Villa player capable of taking a game away from any opponent. His decision making and consistency is impressive.

ST – Andreas Weimann

The Austrian has turned himself into one of Aston Villa’s most important players. He’s quick, he’s got great movement and also has the ability to drop into a number ten role.

ST – Christian Benteke

Benteke is battling away to recover from an Achilles injury but when he’s fit and in full flow, there are few better players suited to Premier League football.

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