Pundit Charlie Nicholas has told Sky Sports that Aston Villa's players simply aren't good enough, before slamming the club's transfer policy.
Villa remain rooted to the foot of the Premier League table with just five points from 13 games, with just one win and two draws to their name having lost their other ten games.
Tim Sherwood has gone and Remi Garde has come in, but the same problems remain for Villa - they are defensively poor and can't score enough goals.
That was on show yet again on Saturday, as they were hammered 4-0 away at Everton, leaving Frenchman Garde with a tough task on his hands as he bids to keep the club in the Premier League.
After the game, pundit Charlie Nicholas gave his thoughts on Villa, and he didn't hold back when talking to Sky Sports about the club.
Nicholas stated that 'the simple truth' is that Villa's players just aren't good enough to be competitive in the Premier League, before blasting the transfer policy in place at Villa Park.
The Scot added that Villa are too often shopping in the bargain basement, and even if one does come good - as in the case of Christian Benteke - they are sold, and the replacements aren't good enough, with Nicholas slamming recent signings Jordan Veretout, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Carlos Sanchez and Carles Gil.
"The simple truth is, these players aren't good enough. They're not good enough," said Nicholas. "This club has been going in and buying low-level players, as soon as they get a decent one, they have to sell it. But when they sell Benteke, it doesn't make the team any better. I know you're losing one, but replace it with three or four of genuine quality. Veretout, Gana, Sanchez, Gil? Come on." he added.