Stan Collymore calls Aston Villa the weakest side in the Premier League

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Former Aston Villa striker Collymore has a strange criticism about Aston Villa.

Speaking to talkSPORT, former Premier League striker Stan Collymore had admitted that, from all the games he has watched this season, he has noticed that Aston Villa are the most physically weak side in the league.

He said: “From all the games I’ve watched this season as an analyst, Villa are the most physically weak side that I’ve watched.”

This is a strange criticism to aim at Villa, considering how poor they have been in a number of areas this season, but clearly Collymore believes that this lack of physicality is behind a number of their issues.

Villa currently sit in last place in the Premier League table, with just one win and one draw from 10 games, and clearly they are set for a hard season.

Collymore’s statement that they are the most physically weak side has shone through this term, with Villa often second best in games, and coming off much worse than their opponents.

The players appear to lack fight and a good work rate, and even when they do put in a shift, they are unable to match the players they are up against.

Collymore has raised a key issue which has been present throughout Villa’s campaign, and he will be hoping that whichever manager is named to replace Tim Sherwood, can bring a new-look fight and strength to the Villa side.

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