Aston Villa have a very exciting attacking pack if they can stay up and if Sherwood can make positive signings.
He deserves praise for the way he’s revitalised the belief and confidence in the current side and it will be interesting to see how things progress over the rest of the campaign, the summer and then looking ahead to next season.
Here’s what Villa’s front six could look like at the start of the next campaign.
Sherwood will likely want to retain some presence and leadership through the middle of his team and that will more than likely come from Fabian Delph, he’s a banker to start most games.
He’ll then probably want a player who can control possession and play simple passes to move the ball between defence and midfield, midfield and attack.
Tom Cleverley has been doing that job, but Sherwood will need to try and sign a new player, if Villa can’t do a deal for him to retain him from Manchester United.
It will then be a case of a midfielder playing that number ten role in behind the main striker. Andreas Weimann can drop off and play that role or the boss could move someone further forward or in off the wing, if he doesn’t make a signing.
The wide areas
Pace is the key and something that Sherwood has always alluded to since he took over.
Scott Sinclair is a player that he would more than likely want to sign permanently, because he’s already had an impact in the sort of system he likes to use.
Gabriel Agbonlahor is a banker and Charles N’Zogbia has also done well in recent matches. Sherwood has three good options, with a potential squad back-up arriving over the summer
It’s all about Christian Benteke. If he can stay fit and find his best form under Sherwood, the Villa boss can base his attack around the front man for the next couple of years.
Prediction: Cleverley, Delph, Sinclair, N’Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Benteke