Aston Villa’s 2015 in numbers; Christian Benteke still top goalscorer

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The likes of Fabian Delph and Tom Cleverley also still top the charts for Remi Garde's side.

It’s fair to say that Aston Villa will be hoping that 2016 is a huge improvement on what was a poor 2015.

After narrowly avoiding relegation last season, it seems an almost certainty for them this year, as they sit bottom of the table and winless since the opening day.

That poor form has largely been down to the rebuilding done in the summer, with big stars such as Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph leaving the club and being sorely missed.

And if there is one thing that demonstrates that more than anything, it is their presence in the club’s statistics for 2015.

  GoalsAppearances
Christian Benteke 11 19
Jordan Ayew 5 15
Gabriel Agbonlahor 3 25
Tom Cleverley 3 16

When it comes to goals, the Belgian was Villa’s top scorer across last year with 11 goals in 19 games. Jordan Ayew, who signed in the summer, is his closest challenger with five in 15.

Similarly Tom Cleverley, who is now at Everton, makes the top four as he sits on three alongside Gabriel Agbonlahor.

There is a similar trend when it comes to assists, with Leandro Bacuna topping those charts on five, and Delph, now at Manchester City, coming in joint second with three alongside Agbonlahor.

  Goal AssistAppearances
Leandro Bacuna 5 27
Gabriel Agbonlahor 3 25
Fabian Delph 3 17

Passing is a better story, as Ashley Westwood dominates that statistic, having managed 1173 accurate passes over the year, with Carlos Sanchez coming in second on 966.

Finally, it was the Colombian who won the most tackles for the Villains in 2015 as he managed 52 across the year.

Delph again features in third in both though, once again highlighting just how poorly Villa have failed to replace their former stars this season.

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