Villa have given themselves a fantastic chance of staying in the Premier League and it will be interesting to see if they can maintain the entertaining football they have been playing under Sherwood.
He’s suggested that the performances have been based around the key factor of pace and making the most of the club’s key players in wide areas.
“Everyone can see that I like to play with pace, I like to play down the wings and with good manipulators in the middle and we can control football matches like that. We don’t just pass for the sake of it. We pass to create chances,” he said.
There is plenty of talent all over Aston Villa’s team, with players who can change games of football to secure important results for the team.
Sherwood deserves a pat on the back for utilising the key players in the team and getting them to play in a system, which focuses on Aston Villa’s strengths rather than their weaknesses.
Gabby Agbonlahor is superb in terms of counter attacking space, Fabian Delph works hard all over midfield and Jack Grealish and Tom Cleverley are good in terms of protecting the football.
Sherwood has also been able to get more out of Christian Benteke through the middle of the attack and the challenge, if Villa can scramble over the line, will be building on the strengths over the summer while trying to eradicate the weaknesses.