Villa have struggled down towards the bottom of the Premier League table for a number of seasons now, but this year they look to be in serious danger of dropping down to the Championship.
The Midlands outfit have picked up just five points from their opening 13 matches, have seen Tim Sherwood replaced with Remi Garde, and are the division’s lowest scorers.
So what three things have we learnt about the Villans after 13 games?
1) The players have no confidence.
Villa have won a total of six top-flight matches in 2015, and it shows. The team as a whole has no confidence and even after picking up a promising point against Manchester City before the international break, they were crushed 4-0 by Everton on Saturday.
Several new additions came in over the summer which you would have hoped would have provided a boost to the squad, but after winning at Bournemouth on the opening day, they have added just two points in the following 12 fixtures.
2) They need to find more goals.
Villa have scored 10 goals in their 13 matches, and it is something they must find a solution to if they are to have any chance of remaining in the Premier League.
While you can’t blame the strikers entirely, Rudy Gestede has struggled with just three goals to date while the club captain, Gabby Agbonlahor, hasn’t scored more than nine goals in a campaign for the last six seasons – he is yet to get off the mark this term.
It is something that Garde must address in January.
3) They won’t progress until their off-field problems are sorted out.
Despite spending some money in the summer, it is clear that the club need their owner Randy Lerner to sell up and move on from Villa Park.
The off-field uncertainty isn’t helping matters on the pitch, and it needs someone to come in and give the team some direction.