Westwood: I'm playing some of my best football for Aston Villa

Trinity Road Stand - Aston Villa

Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood has suggested he's close to his best form for the club.

Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood has told the club’s website that he feels he’s producing his best form for the club at the moment.

Westwood is one of the Aston Villa players who has benefited from the new energy and enthusiasm that manager Tim Sherwood has brought to the club and Westwood feels it’s paying off for him personally.

“I feel I am playing some of my best football at the moment. I feel I have been doing well and, importantly, the team have been doing well,” said Westwood.

His stats from the club’s last four games certainly suggest that he’s got a point because he’s competitive in different areas despite having only played a total of 138 minutes.

  PositionTeamWon Tackles Per GameInterceptions Won Per GameDuels Won Per GameAccurate Passes Per GameAppearancesMins Played
Ashley Westwood MF Aston Villa 0.5 3 2.5 38.5 2 143

He’s reading the game well with a high number of interceptions and is also proving to be a very difficult player to get the better of physically, with a decent number of accurate passes per game.

He’s got to maintain his positive level in those key areas to ensure that Villa’s midfield has a strong structural integrity and is very difficult for opposition sides to break down.

For now, Sherwood will want him to focus on those strengths with time to work on his weaknesses over the summer, hopefully, after the club have secured their Premier League survival.

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch