Keys believes Aston Villa are destined for relegation this season.
Well known football presenter Richard Keys has taken to his personal website to discuss Aston Villa’s situation, expressing the belief that they are already now set for relegation from the Premier League.
Keys said: “I'm afraid I think Villa have gone. They were a shambles at Everton. More worrying for Villa fans is that I'm hearing that nobody at Villa Park seems to grasp what relegation really means this season.”
Villa certainly look set for relegation, with Remi Garde’s men putting in one of the worst displays of the season against Everton on Saturday.
They lost 4-0 to a strong, but not exceptional, Everton team, and were a complete shambles.
The Midlands team now sit on just five points from 13 games, five points off safety, and with it hard to see where their next victory is coming from. No team has ever stayed up with just five points from this many games, and Keys is correct to suggest that Villa already looked doomed.
However, what is more worrying in Keys’ comments is what he says about the mentality and attitude at Villa Park right now.
Keys is claiming that no one at the club seems aware of the magnitude of being relegated this campaign, despite the fact that staying in the Premier League this season is imperative.
The increased TV deal from next season means the financial strength will go through the roof, making a return to the Premier League, and future survival, much harder than ever before.
Keys has been told that no one at the club has understood this fact, suggesting that most people involved with Villa are ready to just lay down and accept their likely relegation.