Stan Collymore questions Aston Villa’s ability to survive in the Championship

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Aston Villa look to be heading to relegation this season.

Villa destroyed any of the hope created by the 0-0 draw with Manchester City prior to the international break by losing 4-0 to Everton on Saturday, and Stan Collymore has told talkSPORT that this squad might not be able to even cut it in the Championship.

He said: “Never mind the Premier League, would this side struggle to roll their sleeves up in the Championship? It’s Embarrassing!”

Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku scored twice each to hand Everton a routine thrashing of Villa, who look to be moving increasingly close to relegation.

There was a sense that Remi Garde had fixed some of the major issues at Villa Park following his appointment as head coach, leading the Midlands side to a 0-0 draw against Manchester City in his debut managerial game.

However, this all went out the window against Everton, as a dreadful performance - capped by some disastrous defending - kept Villa rooted at the foot of the league table.

There are fears that this squad is nowhere near good enough to remain in the top flight, but Collymore has even questioned their ability in relation to potentially being in the Championship.

If Villa were playing like they are in the second tier, there is no doubt they would still be struggling, and Collymore highlights a real worry.

The only positive to take from Villa’s performance against Everton is that they can surely not get any worse.

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