The three Villa players who have benefitted the most from Sherwood's arrival

Aston Villa have improved considerably since Tim Sherwood took charge.

Tim Sherwood's arrival at Aston Villa has seen a dramatic upturn in the side's form.

The Claret and Blues have won three of Sherwood's first six games in charge and they look to have much more of an attacking threat than they did under previous boss Paul Lambert.

Sherwood's arrival has breathed new life into Villa's season and optimism is growing around Villa Park.

In this piece we take a look at the three players who have benefitted the most from Sherwood's arrival. 

Tom Cleverley 

Cleverley had been much maligned by Villa fans during his time playing under Lambert's stewardship. 

The Manchester United loanee was accused of being too negative in possession, but he has been improved considerably under Sherwood's guidance.

He seems more willing to break forward from midfield and looks more positive with his attempts to find a teammate.

Christian Benteke 

The striker has struggled for goals this season and Sherwood immediately made it his main task to get Benteke back to his devastating best.

He has made a good start so far, with the Belgian striker scoring three times in his last six matches.

There has been an increase in the amount of service that Benteke has received since Sherwood took charge and the Belgian has already felt the benefit of the new boss's attacking approach. 

Gabriel Agbonlahor

Another player who was heavily criticised during Lambert's time in charge, Agbonlahor had frustrated Villa fans with his lack of end product.

However, since Sherwood has taken over he has played him as an out-an-out forward and reaped the rewards.

Agbonlahor's pace has frightened defences and he finally seems to be using all the strengths he has effectively. 

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