Aston Villa not the worst team in Premier League history, insists Ashley Westwood

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Remi Garde's side are bottom of the table, with last weekend seeing them beaten by Tottenham Hotspur.

Ashley Westwood has insisted his side are not the worst in Premier League history, via the Birmingham Mail.

The Villans are destined for relegation this season, after a disastrous campaign has seen them in the bottom three for the majority.

They have picked up just 16 points from 30 games so far, a tally that sees them nine points from safety with just eight games remaining.

That is some way better than the amount Derby County managed in 2007/08, or Sunderland in 2005/06.

However, some have labelled them the worst team in Premier League history, but Westwood insists that isn’t the case.

"We’ve been called the worst team in Premier League history and, of course, that does hurt," he told the Birmingham Mail.

"The facts are we’re not. We’ve got enough points to show that we’re not the worst, but it’s still not nice to hear. We know we’re good enough, it’s just showing it every week.”

"We’ve got what happened at Leicester last season to hand on to but we’ve got to pick up points soon or it will be too late."

The problem for Villa is that it appears as if the squad has already given up on this campaign before it is over.

Indeed, even those higher up the club seem to have accepted their fate, with the failure to back Remi Garde in the transfer window a clear indication to many of that fact.

It would take an amazing run of form between now and the end of the season to avoid relegation at this point, something that looks extremely unlikely.

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