The former Leeds United youth star has really come into his own this season, performing to such a high standard that he’s now established himself as a regular England international.
Since Tim Sherwood took charge at Villa Park, you would be hard pressed to find many better midfielders in the top-flight and the Merseyside duo have both suffered from his brilliance.
Firstly, Delph grabbed the winning goal during his side’s 2-1 FA Cup semi-final victory over Liverpool, condemning the Reds to a trophy-less campaign and ruining Steven Gerrard’s leaving gift.
And two weeks later, Liverpool’s rivals Everton were also undone by the midfielder as Delph alongside in-form striker Christian Benteke inspired Sherwood’s side in a vital victory over the Toffees.
The Midlands outfit’s two standout performers have rightfully won plenty of plaudits for their contributions in recent weeks and did enough to earn a place in Garth Crooks' BBC Team of the Week.
The BBC pundit said of Delph: “Here is a player who has found his way again under the direction of manager Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa.
“After his impressive display against Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final, Fabian Delph got rave reviews for his performance in Saturday's 3-2 win over Everton.
“I suspect football fans from Merseyside are beginning to get sick of the sight of him by now.”
The 25-year-old has started 24 Premier League matches for the Villa Park outfit this season, contributing three assists and an impressive average of 2.1 tackles per encounter.