Villa youngster Jack Grealish has secured most of the headline space following his performance against Liverpool last weekend, but Hendrie feels it’s Delph who is the key man in the middle of the current side.
“That’s what Fabian has got, he’s got so much energy and you see him getting up and down the pitch. One minute he’s in the holding role and the next he’s in the box and scoring goals,” said Hendrie.
“He’s got it all round and he’s quality on the ball – People haven’t seen the true potential of him.”
Delph is a popular figure around the club because he chose to sign a new contract and prove his loyalty when he had the opportunity to push for a move away from the club earlier this season.
His hard work rate and determination to succeed have led to call ups into the England national side and current Villa boss Tim Sherwood quickly worked out that he was the main man to build the rest of his team around.
Hendrie clearly feels that he’s much more than a headless chicken type of player who hurries around the pitch with that energy as his only quality.
He’s been playing with a set aim under Sherwood, which is to make no mistakes and focus on keeping the side in the Premier League.
Should Villa stay up, it will be interesting if he can develop and show the potential Hendrie talks about with more licence to be creative and less pressure when he plays in matches next year.