Season #128 

| 2016-17 |

Games #5390-#5437 | 

2016-17 Club Summary

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President Emeritus | Sir Herbert Douglas Ellis

Chairman | Tony Jiantong Xia

Manager | Roberto Di Matteo to 1 October 2016, Steve Bruce from Saturday, 15 October 2016

CEO | Keith Wyness

2016-17 Season Summary 


Manager | Roberto Di Matteo | Steve Bruce | 
Games | #5390 - #5437 | 
Top Scorer | 19 | #900 Jonathan Kodjia | 19 League | Goals |

 Most Appearances |  46 | #897 James Chester | 45 (0) League | 1 (0) FA Cup |Appearances |
Final League Position | 13th Football League Championship |
FA Cup Progress | 3rd Round | 

League Cup Progress | 1st Round | 
Biggest Win | 3-0 | Rotherham United (h) | 
Highest Home Attendance | 41,337 | Burton Albion

 

 2016-17 Championship Table 

| 11 | Preston North End | P46 | W16 | D14 | L16 | F64 | A63 | GD1 | Pts 62 |
| 12 |
Cardiff City | P46 | W17 | D11 | L18 | F60 | A61 | GD-1 | Pts 62 |

| 13 | Aston Villa | P46 | W16 | D14 | L16 | F47 | A48 | GD-1 | Pts 62 |
| 14 |
Barnsley | P46 | W15 | D13 | L18 | F64 | A67 | GD-3 | Pts 58 |
| 15 |
Wolverhampton Wanderers | P46 | W16 | D10 | L20 | F54 | A58 | GD-4 | Pts 58 |

 

 

 2016-17 Results 

| 1 | 7 Aug | a | Sheffield Wednesday | L | 0-1 | Match Report

| 2 | 10 Aug | a | Luton Town (EFL R1) | L | 1-3 | Match Report

| 3 | 13 Aug | h | Rotherham United | W | 3-0 | Match Report

| 4 | 16 Aug | h | Huddersfield Town | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 5 | 20 Aug | a | Derby County | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 6 | 27 Aug | a | Bristol City | L | 1-3 | Match Report

| 7 | 11 Sep | h | Nottingham Forest | D | 2-2 | Match Report

| 8 | 14 Sep | h | Brentford | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 9 | 17 Sep | a | Ipswich Town | D | 0-0 | Match Report

| 10 | 24 Sep | h | Newcastle United | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 11 | 27 Sep | a | Barnsley | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 12 | 1 Oct | a | Preston North End | L | 0-2 | Match Report

| 13 | 15 Oct | h | Wolverhampton Wanderers | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 14 | 18 Oct | a | Reading | W | 2-1 | Match Report

| 15 | 22 Oct | h | Fulham | W | 1-0 | Match Report

| 16 | 30 Oct | a | Birmingham City | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 17 | 5 Nov | h | Blackburn Rovers | W | 2-1 | Match Report

| 18 | 18 Nov | a | Brighton & Hove Albion | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 19 | 26 Nov | h | Cardiff City | W | 3-1 | Match Report

| 20 | 3 Dec | a | Leeds United | L | 0-2 | Match Report

| 21 | 10 Dec | h | Wigan Athletic | W | 1-0 | Match Report

| 22 | 13 Dec | a | Norwich City | L | 0-1 | Match Report

| 23 | 18 Dec | a | Queens Park Rangers | W | 1-0 | Match Report

| 24 | 26 Dec | h | Burton Albion | W | 2-1 | Match Report

| 25 | 29 Dec | h | Leeds United | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 26 | 2 Jan | a | Cardiff City | L | 0-1 | Match Report

| 27 | 8 Jan | a | Tottenham Hotspur (FAC R3) | L | 0-2 | Match Report

| 28 | 14 Jan | a | Wolverhampton Wanderers | L | 0-1 | Match Report

| 29 | 21 Jan | h | Preston North End | D | 2-2 | Match Report

| 30 | 31 Jan | a | Brentford | L | 0-3 | Match Report

| 31 | 4 Feb | a | Nottingham Forest | L | 1-2 | Match Report

| 32 | 11 Feb | h | Ipswich Town | L | 0-1 | Match Report

| 33 | 14 Feb | h | Barnsley | L | 1-3 | Match Report

| 34 | 20 Feb | a | Newcastle United | L | 0-2 | Match Report

| 35 | 25 Feb | h | Derby County | W | 1-0 | Match Report

| 36 | 28 Feb | h | Bristol City | W | 2-0 | Match Report

| 37 | 4 Mar | a | Rotherham United | W | 2-0 | Match Report

| 38 | 7 Mar | a | Huddersfield Town | L | 0-1 | Match Report

| 39 | 11 Mar | h | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 2-0 | Match Report

| 40 | 18 Mar | a | Wigan Athletic | W | 2-0 | Match Report

| 41 | 1 Apr | h | Norwich City | W | 2-0 | Match Report

| 42 | 4 Apr | h | Queens Park Rangers | W | 1-0 | Match Report

| 43 | 8 Apr | a | Burton Albion | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 44 | 15 Apr | h | Reading | L | 1-3 | Match Report

| 45 | 17 Apr | a | Fulham | L | 1-3 | Match Report

| 46 | 23 Apr | h | Birmingham City | W | 1-0 | Match Report

| 47 | 29 Apr | a | Blackburn Rovers | L | 0-1 | Match Report

| 48 | 7 May | h | Brighton & Hove Albion | D | 1-1 | Match Report

 2016-17 Season Review 

Villa’s first season in the second tier for 29 years.

After the disaster of 2015-16 a huge amount rested on this season. Villa needed heroes. Promotion would be ideal but it wasn’t expected, the damage of the last 6 seasons had been too great to expect an immediate turnaround. Equally there was no doubt that new legends were required to replace the stench of defeat and disconnection that had overtaken the club since Martin O'Neill stormed out in August 2010 .

A takeover by an engaging but somewhat mysterious gent came complete with modern football's opaque sources of money. But whatever the background, a fresh injection of funds meant there were positive signs for the season ahead. A competent and experienced football CEO was brought in. Yet the new owner's enthusiasm to appoint Roberto Di Matteo as manager left many dumbfounded. Granted he was very different from Houllier, McLeish and Lambert, but his similarities to latter bosses Sherwood and Garde were too strong to ignore. Indeed his league management record promised no great turnaround in Villa's fortunes. It didn't feel right and proved not to be right, the difference though was quick and decisive reaction in the boardroom.

The Di Matteo signings had come thick and fast, Tommy Elphick, James Chester, Jonathan Kodjia, Mile Jedinak and Albert Adomah were bona fide Villa players from day one and a world away from the recruitment of previous seasons.

Unknown quantities were recruited too and although the club was still burdened with some of the 2015-16 intake, most had been cleared out by January.

By that point however Di Matteo simply hadn't worked and was swiftly replaced after 12 games by Championship promotion specialist Steve Bruce. It was the first intelligent appointment made by the club in a decade and a rejuvenated Bruce, freshly coiffured and literally a shadow of his former self, rocked up at Villa eulogising the size of the club and passion of the fans.

The partnership worked well despite promotion clearly being off the menu in this first Championship season. Bruce’s additions played a huge factor in reconnecting fans to the players: Sam Johnstone, Neil Taylor, Henri Lansbury, Conor Hourihane, Birkir Bjarnason were players fans could get behind. A strong Championship squad was being created.

The results though were barren under Di Matteo and despite an early fillip after Bruce’s appointment, January and February saw a torrid run of losses that made a potential second consecutive relegation not so fanciful. Stability and results returned however and a mid-table finish and a safe pair of hands in Bruce together with relatable players meant hopes were high for 2017-18.

 

 2016-17 Season Statistics 

 

Games | 48 |
Won | 16 | 33% |
Drew | 14 | 29% |
Lost | 18 | 38% |
Unbeaten | 30 | 62% | 


Goals Scored | 48 | 1.00 Goals per game | 
Goals Conceded | 53 | 1.10 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 14 | 29% | 

Average Home Attendance | 32,107 |

Longest winning run | 4 Games |

League winning run | 4 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 7 Games |
Longest losing run | 5 Games |

Games without a win | 10 Games |

 

 2016-17 Transfers

1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017


Incoming | 21 |

#879 Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | Youth Team | Signed professional forms | Jul 16 | 17 | 

#893 Pierluigi Gollini | Hellas Verona | £4,500,000 | Jul 16 | 21 | 

#894 Tommy Elphick | AFC Bournemouth | £3,510,000 | Jul 16 | 28 | 

#895 Aaron Tshibola | Reading | £5,310,000 | Jul 16 | 21 | 

#910 Corey Blackett-Taylor | Youth Team | Signed professional forms | Jul 16 | 18 | 

#918 Jake Doyle-Hayes | Youth Team | Signed professional forms | Jul 16 | 17 | 

#919 Mitchell Clark | Youth Team | Signed professional forms | Jul 16 | 17 | 

#896 Ross McCormack | Fulham | £12,870,000 | Aug 16 | 29 | 

#897 James Chester | West Bromwich Albion | £8,370,000 | Aug 16 | 27 | 

#898 Mile Jedinak | Crystal Palace | £4,140,000 | Aug 16 | 32 | 

#899 Ritchie De Laet | Leicester City | £2,070,000 | Aug 16 | 27 | 

#900 Jonathan Kodjia | Bristol City | £11,610,000 | Aug 16 | 26 | 

#901 Albert Adomah | Middlesbrough | £3,150,000 | Aug 16 | 28 | 

#903 Sam Johnstone | Manchester United | Loan | Jan 17 | 23 | 

#904 Henri Lansbury | Nottingham Forest | £3,060,000 | Jan 17 | 26 | 

#905 Conor Hourihane | Barnsley | £3,150,000 | Jan 17 | 26 | 

#906 Birkir Bjarnason | FC Basel 1893 | £1,800,000 | Jan 17 | 28 | 

#907 James Bree | Barnsley | £3,150,000 | Jan 17 | 19 | 

#908 Scott Hogan | Brentford | £9,450,000 | Jan 17 | 24 | 

#909 Neil Taylor | Swansea City | Exchange | Jan 17 | 28 | 

Jacob Bedeau | Bury | £900,000 | Jan 17 | 17 | 

Outgoing | 17 |

#817 Brad Guzan | Middlesbrough | Free | Jul 16 | 31 | 

#824 Ciaran Clark | Newcastle United | £5,400,000 | Jul 16 | 26 | 

#842 Charles N'Zogbia | Retired | Released | Jul 16 | 30 | 

#867 Callum Robinson | Preston North End | Free | Jul 16 | 21 | 

#872 Kieran Richardson | Unattached | Released | Jul 16 | 31 | 

#889 José Ángel Crespo | PAOK Thessaloniki | Free | Jul 16 | 29 | 

Lewis Kinsella Colchester United | Free | Jul 16 | 21 | 

#881 Idrissa Gueye | Everton | £7,650,000 | Aug 16 | 26 | 

#862 Jores Okore | FC Copenhagen | Free | Aug 16 | 24 | 

#855 Joe Bennett | Cardiff City | Free | Aug 16 | 26 | 

#888 Joleon Lescott | Unattached | Released | Aug 16 | 34 | 

#886 Adama Traoré | Middlesbrough | £7,430,000 | Aug 16 | 20 | 

Janoi Donacien | Accrington Stanley | Free | Aug 16 | 22 | 

#853 Ashley Westwood | Burnley | £5,220,000 | Jan 17 | 26 | 

#883 Jordan Ayew | Swansea City | £5,310,000 | Jan 17 | 25 | 

#885 Rudy Gestede | Middlesbrough | £6,390,000 | Jan 17 | 28 | 

#903 Sam Johnstone | Manchester United | End of Loan | May 17 | 23 | 

 

Loans Out | 14 |

Riccardo Calder Doncaster Rovers | 12 July 2016 - 2 January 2017 |

#877 Carles Gil | Deportivo La Coruña | 22 July 2016 - 30 June 2018 |

#917 Easah Suliman Cheltenham Town | 4 August 2016 - 2 January 2017 |

Niall Mason Doncaster Rovers | 6 August 2016 - 31 May 2017 |

#874 Carlos Sánchez | ACF Fiorentina | 9 August 2016 - 30 June 2017 |

#882 Jordan Veretout | AS Saint-Étienne | 24 August 2016 - 30 June 2017 |

#892 Kevin Toner | Walsall | 26 August 2016 - 1 January 2017 |

Harry McKirdy | Stevenage FC | 31 August 2016 - 7 January 2017 |

#893 Pierluigi Gollini | Atalanta B.C. | 13 January 2017 - 30 June 2018 |

#873 Aly Cissokho | Olympiacos F.C.. | 16 January 2017 - 30 June 2017 |

#895 Aaron Tshibola Nottingham Forest | 30 January 2017 - 31 May 2017 |

#892 Kevin Toner Bradford City | 31 January 201731 May 2017 |

#896 Ross McCormack Nottingham Forest | 31 January 201731 May 2017 |

Riccardo Calder Lincoln City | 10 March 2017 - 31 March 2017 |

 2016-17 Squad Changes 


Debut Appearances | 18 |

#893 Pierluigi Gollini | Sunday, 7 August 2016 | Sheffield Wednesday (a) | 21 | 
#8
94 Tommy Elphick | Sunday, 7 August 2016 | Sheffield Wednesday (a) | 28 | 
#8
95 Aaron Tshibola | Sunday, 7 August 2016 | Sheffield Wednesday (a) | 21 | 
#8
96 Ross McCormack | Sunday, 7 August 2016 | Sheffield Wednesday (a) | 29 | 
#8
97 James Chester | Saturday, 13 August 2016 | Rotherham United day (h) | 27 | 
#8
98 Mile Jedinak | Saturday, 27 August 2016 | Bristol City (a) | 32 | 
#8
99 Ritchie De Laet | Saturday, 27 August 2016 | Bristol City (a) | 27 | 
#900 Jonathan Kodjia | Sunday, 11 September 2016 | Nottingham Forest (h) | 26 | 
#901 Albert Adomah | Saturday, 17 September 2016 | Ipswich Town (a) | 28 | 
#902 Keinan Davis | Sunday, 8 January 2017 | Tottenham Hotspur (a), FA Cup | 17 | 
#903 Sam Johnstone | Sunday, 8 January 2017 | Tottenham Hotspur (a), FA Cup | 23 | 
#904 Henri Lansbury | Saturday, 21 January 2017 | Preston North End (h) | 26 | 
#905 Conor Hourihane | Tuesday, 31 January 2017 | Brentford (a) | 26 | 
#906 James Bree | Tuesday, 31 January 2017 | Brentford (a) | 19 | 
#907 Birkir Bjarnason | Tuesday, 31 January 2017 | Brentford (a) | 28 | 
#908 Scott Hogan | Saturday, 4 February 2017 | Nottingham Forest (a) | 24 | 
#909 Neil Taylor | Saturday, 11 February 2017 | Ipswich Town (h) | 28 | 
#910
 Corey Blackett-Taylor | Tuesday, 7 March 2017 | Huddersfield Town (a) | 19 | 

Unused Substitute | 1 |

Matija Šarkić | Saturday, 3 December 2016 - Tuesday, 28 January 2020 |

Final Appearances | 12 |
#862
 Jores Okore | Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | Luton Town, EFL Cup | 24 | 

#886 Adama Traoré Saturday, 13 August 2016 | Rotherham United (h) | 20 | 

#866 Libor Kozák | Saturday, 27 August 2016 | Bristol City (a) | 27 | 

#880 Micah Richards | Saturday, 15 October 2016 | Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) | 28 | 

#873 Aly Cissokho | Tuesday, 18 October 2016 | Reading (a) | 29 | 

#893 Pierluigi Gollini | Tuesday, 13 December 2016 | Norwich City (a) | 21 | 
#883 Jordan Ayew | Thursday, 29 December 2016 | Leeds United (h) | 25 | 
#885
 Rudy Gestede | Thursday, 29 December 2016 | Leeds United (h) | 28 | 

#895 Aaron Tshibola | Saturday, 14 January 2017 | Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) | 22 | 

#853 Ashley Westwood Saturday, 21 January 2017 | Preston North End (h) | 26 | 

#838 Nathan Baker Sunday, 7 May 2017 | Brighton & Hove Albion (h) | 26 | 

#884 Jordan Amavi Sunday, 7 May 2017 | Brighton & Hove Albion (h) | 23 | 

 2016-17 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 39 | (-2) | 
Average Age | 24.92 | (+0.58) |  

Average 1st XI Age | 26.81 | -0.30 |

Youngest 1st XI | 24.67 | Luton Town (a), EFL Cup | -0.93 |

Oldest 1st XI | 28.20 | Preston North End (a) | -0.21 |

Youngest Player(s) | 18 | 

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | 28-Aug-1998

Oldest Player(s) | 32 | 
Alan Hutton | 30-Nov-1984

 2016-17 Scorers 

Goals Scored | 48 | League Goals | 47 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | League Cup Goals | 1 | 

| 19 | 

Jonathan Kodjia | Goals | 19 | League | 19 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |

| 5 | 
Jack Grealish | Goals | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |

| 4 | 
Rudy Gestede | Goals | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |

| 3 | 
Ross McCormack | Goals | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |
Albert Adomah | Goals | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |
James Chester | Goals | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | 
Jordan Ayew | Goals | 3 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 1 | 

| 1 | 
Aaron Tshibola | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |
Gary Gardner | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |
Nathan Baker | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |
Leandro Bacuna | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |
Conor Hourihane | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |
Gabby Agbonlahor | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |
Scott Hogan | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |
Own Goal | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |

 2016-17 First Team Squad 

#794 | 11 | Gabby Agbonlahor | 29 |
#838 | 2 |
Nathan Baker | 25 | 
#841 | 22 |
Gary Gardner | 24 | 
#843 | 21 |
Alan Hutton | 31 | 
#853
 | 15 | Ashley Westwood | 26 | LEFT 31 JANUARY 2017

#855 | 3 | Joe Bennett | 26 | LEFT 27 AUGUST 2016

#860 | 7 | Leandro Bacuna | 24 |
#862 | 5 |
Jores Okore | 24 | LEFT 27 AUGUST 2016
#865 | 13 | Jed Steer | 23 | 
#866 | 18 |
Libor Kozák | 27 | 

#870 | 40 | Jack Grealish | 20 | 
#873 | 28 | Aly Cissokho | 28 | LOANED OUT 16 JANUARY 2017 - 30 JUNE 2017 |

#874 | 24 | Carlos Sánchez | 30 | LOANED OUT 9 AUGUST 2016 - 30 JUNE 2017 |

#877 | 25 | Carles Gil | 23 | LOANED OUT 22 JULY 2016 - 30 JUNE 2018 |
#879 | 29 | Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | 17 |

#880 | 4 | Micah Richards | 28 | 

#882 | 17 | Jordan Veretout | 23 | LOANED OUT 24 AUGUST 2016 - 30 JUNE 2017 |

#883 | 10 | Jordan Ayew | 24 | LEFT 31 JANUARY 2017

#884 | 23 | Jordan Amavi | 22 | 

#885 | 14 | Rudy Gestede | 27 | LEFT 4 JANUARY 2017

#886 | 20 | Adama Traoré | 20 | LEFT 31 AUGUST 2016

#887 | 31 | Mark Bunn | 31 |

#888 | 16 | Joleon Lescott | 34 | LEFT 29 AUGUST 2016
#890 | 38 | Jordan Lyden | 20 | 
#891
 | 19 | André Green | 18 | 

#892 | 46 | Kevin Toner | 20 | LOANED OUT 26 AUGUST 2016 - 1 JANUARY 2017 | 31 JANUARY 2017 - 31 MAY 2017 |

#893 | 1 | Pierluigi Gollini | 21 | LOANED OUT 13 JANUARY 2017 - 30 JUNE 2018 |

#894 | 6 | Tommy Elphick | 28 |

#895 | 8 | Aaron Tshibola | 21 | LOANED OUT 30 JANUARY 2017 - 31 MAY 2017 |

#896 | 44 | Ross McCormack | 29 | LOANED OUT 31 JANUARY 2017 - 31 MAY 2017 |

#897 | 12 | James Chester | 27 |

#898 | 25 | Mile Jedinak | 32 |

#898 | 28 | Ritchie De Laet | 27 |
#900
 | 26 | Jonathan Kodjia | 26 |

#901 | 37 | Albert Adomah | 28 | 

#902 | 39 | Keinan Davis | 18 | 

#903 | 34 | Sam Johnstone | 23 |

#904 | 5 | Henri Lansbury | 25 |

#905 | 14 | Conor Hourihane | 25 |

#906 | 20 | Birkir Bjarnason | 28 |

#907 | 16 | James Bree | 18 |

#908 | 9 | Scott Hogan | 24 |

#909 | 3 | Neil Taylor | 27 | 
#910
 | 35 | Corey Blackett-Taylor | 18 | 

| 33 | Matija Šarkić | 19 | 

#916 | 36 | Callum O’Hare | 18 | 

 2016-17 Appearances 

| 46 | 

#897 James Chester | Appearances | 46 | League | 45 (0) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 39 | 

#901 Albert Adomah | Appearances | 39 | League | 30 (8) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 36 | 

#900 Jonathan Kodjia | Appearances | 36 | League | 36 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#843 Alan Hutton | Appearances | 36 | League | 31 (3) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 0 (1) | . Player Profile

#884 Jordan Amavi | Appearances | 36 | League | 26 (8) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 34 | 

#898 Mile Jedinak | Appearances | 34 | League | 33 (0) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#838 Nathan Baker | Appearances | 34 | League | 31 (1) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 33 | 

#870 Jack Grealish | Appearances | 33 | League | 20 (11) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 31 | 

#860 Leandro Bacuna | Appearances | 31 | League | 22 (8) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 27 | 

#841 Gary Gardner | Appearances | 27 | League | 18 (8) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 26 | 

#894 Tommy Elphick | Appearances | 26 | League | 20 (6) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 23 | 

#853 Ashley Westwood | Appearances | 23 | League | 18 (5) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 22 | 

#903 Sam Johnstone | Appearances | 22 | League | 21 (0) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#883 Jordan Ayew | Appearances | 22 | League | 17 (4) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

#896 Ross McCormack | Appearances | 22 | League | 13 (77) | FA Cup | 0 (1) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 20 | 

#893 Pierluigi Gollini | Appearances | 20 | League | 20 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 19 | 

#885 Rudy Gestede | Appearances | 19 | League | 8 (10) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (1) | . Player Profile

| 18 | 

#904 Henri Lansbury | Appearances | 18 | League | 17 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 17 | 

#905 Conor Hourihane | Appearances | 17 | League | 13 (4) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#891 André Green | Appearances | 17 | League | 4 (11) | FA Cup | 0 (1) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 14 | 

#909 Neil Taylor | Appearances | 14 | League | 14 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#794 Gabriel Agbonlahor | Appearances | 14 | League | 4 (9) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 13 | 

#908 Scott Hogan | Appearances | 13 | League | 9 (4) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 12 | 

#873 Aly Cissokho | Appearances | 12 | League | 11 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 10 | 

#895 Aaron Tshibola | Appearances | 10 | League | 5 (3) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 8 | 

#906 Birkir Bjarnason | Appearances | 8 | League | 5 (3) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 7 | 

#887 Mark Bunn | Appearances | 7 | League | 5 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

#907 James Bree | Appearances | 7 | League | 6 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#902 Keinan Davis | Appearances | 7 | League | 0 (6) | FA Cup | 0 (1) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 3 | 

#899 Ritchie De Laet | Appearances | 3 | League | 3 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#880 Micah Richards | Appearances | 3 | League | 1 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

#879 Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | Appearances | 3 | League | 0 (3) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 2 | 

#866 Libor Kozák | Appearances | 2 | League | 0 (2) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 1 | 

#862 Jores Okore | Appearances | 1 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

#910 Corey Blackett-Taylor | Appearances | 1 | League | 0 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#886 Adama Traoré | Appearances | 1 | League | 0 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 0 | 

#865 Jed Steer | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

Matija Šarkić | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#916 Callum O’Hare | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

 2016-17 'Keepers

Pierluigi Gollini | Appearances | 20 | Conceded | 19 | Ratio 0.95 |

Sam Johnstone | 22 | Conceded | 26 | Ratio 1.18 |

Mark Bunn | Appearances | 7 | Conceded | 8 | Ratio 1.33 |

 

 2016-17 Managerial Record 

2016-17 saw Roberto Di Matteo’s short reign as Villa manager.

Di Matteo’s Villa achieved a win rate of just 8%, losing 33% of their 12 League and Cup matches under his leadership.

As a result Di Matteo had returned 0.83 points per game* across his 12 games in charge of Villa. In doing so Di Matteo was ahaed of only his predecessor Remi Gar