Date: 3rd December 2015 at 6:45pm
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Lots of us like to play 5-a-side football in our spare time, but have you ever considered how the team you support would line-up if they were limited to five players?

Based on current form, and with a formation of one goalkeeper, one defender, two midfielders and one striker, we at Shoot thought it would be interesting to see who would make the grade for each Premier League outfit.

Here’s what we came up with for Aston Villa…

Goalkeeper:

Brad Guzan

There wasn’t much option, but despite making some mistakes in recent months, Guzan has been a very reliable goalkeeper for Villa over the past few years.

A good shot stopper, the American’s bravery and sharp reflexes will make him more than handy when it comes to 5-a-side.

Defender:

Villa’s skipper has found it hard to secure his team results

Micah Richard

Villa’s captain has also been one of their better players in what has been a poor season to date.

With strength, pace and determination, the 27-year-old would be hard opponent for any striker in a small-sided game.

The ex-Manchester City star can also get the odd goal, but the fact many of strikes have come in the air means it’s unlikely he’ll be on the scoresheet too much.

Midfielders:

Jordan Veretout

Due to a number of poor performers, it was quite difficult for any of Villa’s central midfielders to play their way into the side.

Ashley Westwood hasn’t shown the promise of recent seasons, Idrissa Gueye has yet to show his potential and Carlos Sanchez has made a number of mistakes.

So, because of this, we’ve gone for Jordan Veretout. He’s yet to set Villa Park alight, but is a player who is neat, tidy and has been a better performer in recent weeks.

Scott Sinclair

Sinclair celebrates his goal against Sunderland earlier this season

In every game he plays, Scott Sinclair always seems to produce something for Aston Villa.

With other forwards misfiring and Jack Grealish out in the cold, he is simply their most creative player.

Six goals in all competitions means he’s Villa’s top scorer and his eye for goal is needed in a team which doesn’t score many.

Striker:

Jordan Ayew

Although sometimes deployed as a winger, Jordan Ayew is our five-a-side striker.

His pace and clever movement will cause his opponent problems and he has the ability to score all types of goals.

Despite a tough start for boss Remi Garde, the Ghana international has visibly improved over the past month or so.

 
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