Ray Wilkins suggests where Fabian Delph needs to 'calm down'

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Former England midfielder Ray Wilkins has suggested Fabian Delph can be a little vulnerable in a key area.

Former England midfielder Ray Wilkins suggested on talkSPORT this week where he feels Aston Villa star Fabian Delph needs to refine his game.

Delph has quickly turned into a key player for Aston Villa and England, but Wilkins has suggested that at times he needs to take a step back and refine the way he uses possession in games.

“He’s got an abundance of energy, he gets around the field and he wins the ball back for us (England),” said Wilkins.

“He just needs to calm down in possession and not take too many touches and he’ll be fine.”

Delph is at his best when he picks up the ball quickly and moves on possession to get an attack started and to get the side moving in the right direction.

However, Wilkins appears to feel that he can sometimes make the wrong decisions in terms of waiting too long and taking too many touches of the ball before passing.

The risk for any player who likes extra time in possession is that it creates more time for the opposition to close down the space and put pressure on as they look to try and force a bad pass and a mistake.

As far as Sherwood is concerned, he’s unlikely to change things too much because Delph has been very consistent in an Aston Villa shirt.

However, he will be looking for ways that Delph can constantly refine his game and ways he can become an even better and more consistent player than he already is.

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