Aston Villa were defeated thoroughly by Everton, 3-0, marking their fourth consecutive loss in the league.
Aston Villa were dealt a major injury blow as their worst fears were realized when they learned Fabian Delph would require surgery to repair the shoulder he damaged in training this week, with initial reports suggesting he won't return until the new year.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is sweating on the fitness of England midfielder Fabian Delph after a freak training injury caused extensive shoulder damage which may require surgery.
Aston Villa youngster Jack Grealish has signed a new four-year deal with the club.
Aston Villa defender Edna Stevens has completed a loan move to Northampton that will last a month.
Paul Lambert will be hoping captain Ron Vlaar can step up his recovery from a calf injury this week ahead of the trip to Goodison Park after Switzerland confirmed defensive teammate Philippe Senderos suffered a thigh injury during the loss to Slovenia on Thursday.
Dutch defender Ron Vlaar is closing in on a return to first team action as the Aston Villa skipper looks to step up his recovery from a calf injury during the international break.
Aston Villa nearly pulled off another surprising clean sheet, keeping Manchester City out as the match entered the final ten minutes, but the visitors would finally break through twice, and the Lions suffered a 0-2 loss.
Ron Vlaar continues to struggle with a calf injury and will miss the weekend match against Manchester City.
Libor Kozak has suffered a setback and will be out until 2015.
Christian Benteke is set to make his highly anticipated return when Aston Villa face Manchester City this weekend.
Thomas Cleverley has enjoyed his start at Aston Villa with a few good performances.
Christian BENteke took a big step towards a return to first team action after the striker played for over an hour on Monday for the Aston Villa development side marking his first appearance since March with a goal from the penalty spot.
Ron Vlaar is a major doubt for Aston Villa's match against Arsenal this weekend.
Joe Cole is back at training but is behind on fitness and will almost certainly not start this weekend.