The Villains have allowed 20 shots to be taken on goal from inside their own penalty area - a zone where Diego Costa is at his most lethal.
John Stones was earmarked as something of a weakness in the Merseyside derby at Anfield last season.
We compare the start to the season that Liverpool's Mario Balotelli and Everton's Romelu Lukaku have made.
Manchester United signing Luke Shaw has admitted to being frustrated at being injured.
The United striker has revealed where his side need improvement.
Wins for Leeds United and Nottingham Forest while Wolves could get a point away at Reading, plus plenty more.
All the latest Chelsea news: Aston Villa tactics, Jose Mourinho's response to Manuel Pellegrini's small team strategy and a link to Hamza Choudhury.
All the latest news and views from the Emirates Stadium ahead of the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur...
All the latest news, views and transfer stories from the Etihad...
Paul Lambert says Aston Villa 'will see what happens' with the contracts of Ron Vlaar and Fabian Delph.