2017–18 Aston Villa F.C. season

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Aston Villa
2017–18 season
Chairman Tony Xia
Manager Steve Bruce
Stadium Villa Park
Championship 4th
FA Cup Third round
(vs. Peterborough United)
League Cup Third round
(vs. Middlesbrough)
Top goalscorer League: Albert Adomah (14)
All: Albert Adomah (15)
Highest home attendance 41,745
vs Derby County, 28 Apr 18.
Lowest home attendance 11,197
vs Middlesbrough, 19 Sep 17.
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2017–18 season was Aston Villa's second consecutive season in the Championship following their relegation from the Premier League during the 2015–16 season. It was also their 143rd year in existence.[1]

John Terry joined the club and was appointed captain.[2]

Aston Villa finished fourth in the Championship and got to the play-off final, where they lost 0–1 to Fulham, ensuring they will again compete in the Championship in 2018–19.[3]

Pre-season[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Championship[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
2 Cardiff City (P) 46 27 9 10 69 39 +30 90 Promotion to the Premier League
3 Fulham (O, P) 46 25 13 8 79 46 +33 88 Qualification for Championship play-offs[a]
4 Aston Villa 46 24 11 11 72 42 +30 83
5 Middlesbrough 46 22 10 14 67 45 +22 76
6 Derby County 46 20 15 11 69 48 +21 75
Source: English Football League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the Premier League.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 24 11 11 72 42  +30 83 14 7 2 42 19  +23 10 4 9 30 23  +7

Last updated: 14 April 2018.
Source: Football League Championship

Results by matchday[edit]

Matchday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground H A A H A H H A H A H H H A A H A H H A H A H A A H A H A H H A H A H A H A A H A H H A H A
Result D L L W D D D W W W W L W D W L W W W D D L D L W W W W W W W L D W L W W L D W L W W W D L
Position 10 21 23 16 15 18 18 13 10 8 7 7 5 6 5 6 5 4 4 4 5 5 6 8 7 5 4 4 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Last updated: 6 May 2018.
Source: Statto.com

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

On 17 January 2018, the league fixtures were announced.[5][6]

Play-offs[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

In the FA Cup, Aston Villa entered the competition in the third round and were drawn at home against either Woking or Peterborough United.[8] The latter won their replayed tie 5–2 to visit Villa Park in the third round.[9]

EFL Cup[edit]

On 16 June 2017, the draw for the first round took place with a trip to Colchester United confirmed.[10] Villa were drawn at home to Wigan Athletic in the second round.[11] A third round home time against Middlesbrough was made on 24 August 2017.[12]

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
3 July 2017 CB England John Terry Chelsea Free [13]
19 July 2017 RB Egypt Ahmed Elmohamady Hull City Undisclosed [14]
20 July 2017 CB Republic of the Congo Christopher Samba Free agent Free [15]
20 July 2017 DM Republic of Ireland Glenn Whelan Stoke City £2,000,000 [16]

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 CF Czech Republic Libor Kozák Free agent Released [17]
1 July 2017 CB England Niall Mason Doncaster Rovers Undisclosed [18]
1 July 2017 DM Colombia Carlos Sánchez Moreno Fiorentina £3,000,000 [19]
25 July 2017 CM France Jordan Veretout Fiorentina £7,000,000 [20]
28 July 2017 CB England Nathan Baker Bristol City Undisclosed [21]
13 August 2017 MF Curaçao Leandro Bacuna Reading F.C. Undisclosed [22]

Loans in[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name From End date Ref.
14 July 2017 GK England Sam Johnstone Manchester United 30 June 2018 [23]
4 August 2017 CM England Josh Onomah Tottenham Hotspur 30 June 2018 [24]
25 August 2017 RW Scotland Robert Snodgrass West Ham United 30 June 2018 [25]
25 January 2018 CB England Axel Tuanzebe Manchester United 30 June 2018 [26]
31 January 2018 CF England Lewis Grabban Bournemouth 30 June 2018 [27]

Loans out[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name To End date Ref.
16 January 2017 GK Italy Pierluigi Gollini Atalanta 30 June 2018 [28]
12 July 2017 RW Spain Carles Gil Deportivo La Coruña 30 June 2018 [29]
27 July 2017 CM Democratic Republic of the Congo Aaron Tshibola Milton Keynes Dons 30 June 2018 [30]
10 August 2017 LB France Jordan Amavi Marseille 30 June 2018 [31]
24 August 2017 CB Republic of Ireland Kevin Toner Stevenage 30 June 2018 [32]
31 August 2017 CM England Gary Gardner Barnsley 30 June 2018 [33]
31 August 2017 GK Montenegro Matija Sarkic Wigan Athletic January 2018 [34]
29 September 2017 FW Scotland Ross McCormack Melbourne City Injury replacement [35]

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Last updated 8 May[36]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship Play-offs FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK England Sam Johnstone 45 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 GK England Jed Steer 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
31 GK England Mark Bunn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF Belgium Ritchie De Laet 9 0 1+4 0 0 0 1 0 2+1 0
3 DF Wales Neil Taylor 30 0 27+2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4 DF Republic of the Congo Christopher Samba 14 1 5+7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
5 DF Wales James Chester 47 4 46 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 DF England James Bree 9 0 3+3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
17 DF England Micah Richards 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 DF Scotland Alan Hutton 30 0 26+3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
24 DF England Tommy Elphick 6 0 3+1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
26 DF England John Terry 33 1 32 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 DF Egypt Ahmed Elmohamady 43 0 36+7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 DF England Easah Suliman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
35 DF Wales Mitchell Clark 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Midfielders
6 MF Republic of Ireland Glenn Whelan 33 1 30+3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF England Henri Lansbury 12 2 6+4 2 0 0 0+1 0 1 0
10 MF England Jack Grealish 28 3 19+8 3 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
14 MF Republic of Ireland Conor Hourihane 43 11 40+1 11 0 0 1 0 1 0
15 MF Australia Mile Jedinak 25 1 17+8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 MF England Josh Onomah 36 3 20+13 3 0 0 1 0 2 0
19 MF England Andre Green 7 1 4+1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
20 MF Iceland Birkir Bjarnason 27 4 11+12 3 0 0 1 0 3 1
32 MF Republic of Ireland Jake Doyle-Hayes 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
37 MF Ghana Albert Adomah 41 16 34+5 15 0 0 0 0 2 1
38 DF Australia Jordan Lyden 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0
Forwards
9 FW Republic of Ireland Scott Hogan 40 9 19+18 6 0 0 0 0 3 3
11 FW England Gabby Agbonlahor 6 1 2+4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 FW Ivory Coast Jonathan Kodjia 15 1 9+6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 FW England Rushian Hepburn-Murphy 5 0 0+3 0 0 0 0+1 0 0+1 0
36 FW England Callum O'Hare 8 0 0+4 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
39 FW England Keinan Davis 30 3 17+11 2 0 0 1 1 0+1 0
43 FW England Corey Blackett-Taylor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
45 FW England Lewis Grabban 15 8 10+5 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players transferred or loaned out during the season
25 MF England Gary Gardner 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
44 FW Scotland Ross McCormack 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0
MF Curaçao Leandro Bacuna 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated: 8 May 2018
Source:Competitions

Top scorers[edit]

As of 17 January 2018
Sources:[37][38]
Place Position Nationality Number Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 MF England 37 Albert Adomah 16 0 1 17
2 MF Republic of Ireland 14 Conor Hourihane 10 0 0 10
MF Scotland 7 Robert Snodgrass 9 0 0 9
3 FW Republic of Ireland 9 Scott Hogan 4 0 2 6
4 FW England 39 Keinan Davis 2 1 0 3
5 MF England 18 Josh Onomah 2 0 0 2
MF Iceland 20 Birkir Bjarnason 1 0 1 2
6 FW England 11 Gabriel Agbonlahor 2 0 0 2
MF England 19 Andre Green 1 0 0 1
FW Ivory Coast 22 Jonathan Kodjia 6 0 0 6
DF England 26 John Terry 2 0 1 3
DF Wales 5 James Chester 5 0 1 6
Own goals 0 0 1 1
TOTALS 39 1 6 46

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 30 September 2017
Nation Name Yellow card Red card
England Henri Lansbury 1 1
Republic of Ireland Conor Hourihane 2 0
Wales Neil Taylor 2 1
Republic of Ireland Glenn Whelan 3 0
England Andre Green 1 0
Scotland Alan Hutton 1 0
Ivory Coast Jonathan Kodjia 1 0
England Josh Onomah 1 0
Scotland Robert Snodgrass 1 0

Suspensions served[edit]

As of 23 September 2017
Date Matches Missed Player Reason Opponents Missed
19 September 2017 1 Tommy Elphick Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Middlesbrough (H) Nottingham Forest (H)

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