Jamie Carragher says that unless Aston Villa can start to rectify the faults in their game, they could be in relegation trouble.
The Sky Sports pundit believes that Villa have been a club that has been flirting with relegation for some time, and that they may finally slip out of the Premier League this season.
At the moment Villa are bottom in a number of key areas (which can be seen here), and Carragher feels that unless they show a greater attacking threat then they could be set to finish in the bottom three.
“They are a club over the last couple of years, even before Paul Lambert’s time – maybe in Gerard Houllier’s time and even Alex McLeish’s time – that were teetering on the edge in terms of relegation," he told Sky Sports.
“You never quite believe they will go down and I think the same this season, but if they continue with those stats in the league for goals and chances then you are going to end up down or really having a fight on your hands."
Villa are currently clear of the bottom three, but that owes much to their good start. Over the first few fixtures, the club were in fine form, but they have now not even managed to score in their last five matches.
In that time they have conceded 13 goals and unless Paul Lambert's side drastically improve then it could be a long season ahead.
The side's next game comes against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, and they will be desperate to get the three points to get back on track and relieve some of the pressure that is building on them.