12 pictures that sum up Aston Villa's disastrous season

Aston Villa fans protest with banners

Aston Villa were relegated to the Championship after finishing bottom of the Premier League.

Aston Villa's Alan Hutton looks dejected

If there was one word to describe Aston Villa’s 2015/16 Premier League campaign, it would be disastrous.

After losing Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke to Manchester City and Liverpool in the summer transfer window, the club spent well to try to improve their squad.

A number of new faces arrived at the club, many from France, and there was hope that then-manager Tim Sherwood could avoid another relegation battle.

They started the season well too, with a win over newly promoted Bournemouth getting the campaign off to a flying start.

That would be their last win for quite some time though, as Villa went 20 games without picking up up their next victory, a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in January.

By that stage it was too late and their fate was sealed, with the Villans dropping into the Championship before the season’s finale.

Here is a collection of pictures that sum up their disastrous 2015/16 campaign.

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat (R) and Aston Villa manager Tim SherwoodSunderland manager Dick Advocaat (R) and Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood

Aston Villa's Ashley Westwood looks dejected with Jordan Amavi, Jordan Ayew and team mates at full timeAston Villa's Ashley Westwood looks dejected with Jordan Amavi, Jordan Ayew and team mates at full time

Aston Villa caretaker manager Kevin MacDonaldAston Villa caretaker manager Kevin MacDonald

 

New Aston Villa manager Remi Garde in the stands before the matchNew Aston Villa manager Remi Garde in the stands before the match

Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott looks dejected with Leandro BacunaAston Villa's Joleon Lescott looks dejected with Leandro Bacuna

General view of empty seatsGeneral view of empty seats

Aston Villa fans protest with a bannerAston Villa fans protest with a banner

Aston Villa's Alan Hutton looks dejectedAston Villa's Alan Hutton looks dejected

Aston Villa fans hold up protest banners before the gameAston Villa fans hold up protest banners before the game

Aston Villa fans with a banner before the matchAston Villa fans with a banner before the match

Xia Jiantong, the chairman of Recon Group, who has agreed to buy English soccer club Aston Villa, poses for pictures in his office in BeijingXia Jiantong, the chairman of Recon Group, who has agreed to buy English soccer club Aston Villa, poses for pictures in his office in Beijing

Aston Villa's Jordan Ayew looks dejectedAston Villa's Jordan Ayew looks dejected

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