Is Aston Villa's summer turnover the key reason behind their struggles?

Aston Villa simply need to be patient as the masses of new signings they made over the summer settle in.

Aston Villa's 3-2 loss to Leicester City at the weekend was a bitter pill to swallow for everyone at the club. 

Villa had looked to be cruising to three points at the King Power Stadium, but they let a two goal advantage slip in the dying stages and collapsed.

It was a performance which left Tim Sherwood saying that he has 'never felt this bad' to BBC Sport, but it is not the time to panic.

Villa may not have made the start to the season that they have desired, but the volume of change at the club over the summer, meant that teething problems were almost inevitable.

Villa brought in 10 outfield players over the summer months, and their defence against Leicester consisted of three of the new buys. 

It will take time for these players to bed in, and also for Sherwood to work out his strongest line-up, as everyone settles into their roles. 

Villa have shown signs of quality already this season, and although they haven't accumulated the amount of points they would have been hoping for - there is still reason for optimism.

Sherwood seems to be working on a system which utilises both Jack Grealish and Carles Gil, their two most creative players together, and the pace of the new additions has already proved threatening. 

Although the circumstances of the Leicester defeat was hard to take, it is still time for Villa to take stock and the situation they are in currently is far more encouraging than it when Sherwood took over. 

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