Alan Hutton explains what he feels is key for Aston Villa

Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton has explained what he feels is key for the team this weekend.

Alan Hutton has explained in a blog on the Aston Villa website what he feels is key for the team after losing 5-0 at Arsenal last weekend.

Villa were poor during the game, but the experienced defender has suggested the key is reacting in the right manner after the bad defeat.

“The key for me is not dwelling on defeat for too long. I don't think that gets you anywhere. You don't want it to affect the next game,” wrote Hutton.

“Everyone goes through difficult spells. But we're thinking positively about the rest of the season.”

So what can Aston Villa do differently against Chelsea?

Firstly, they need to stay fully switched on from a defensive point of view.

It’s important the defence goes back to basics and focuses on keeping a clean sheet.

That will give the backline some confidence and gives them the best chance of keeping Chelsea’s talented attacking players at bay for the whole game.

Secondly, they need to change the way they’re attacking because they have the worst striking unit in the Premier League as things stand.

They could try a more direct approach because if they try and match the way Chelsea play their football, they’ll get picked off over the course of the match in the same way as against Arsenal.

A more direct approach would also enable Villa to get the ball forward quicker and they need to trust their attack to hold possession up as other players get forward and get into the game.

Something has to change, but Hutton is right to suggest a need to move on.

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