10 best performing players from Aston Villa and Wolves in the Premier League so far this season
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United will be Aston Villa’s opponents in the third round of the League Cup in November but until then, both clubs will have their full attention on the Premier League.
Villa have won just one of their league games so far this season. Steven Gerrard’s men fell to a 3-1 defeat against Crystal Palace last weekend and will be hoping they can bounce back when they face West Ham United on Sunday.
Elsewhere in the West Midlands, Wolverhampton Wanderers have had a poor start to their league campaign, losing two of their opening three games and drawing one.
Bruno Lage’s side will have to improve in front of goal if they want to get out of the relegation zone. They have netted just once, while conceding three times.
Despite the shaky start to the season, several individuals have performed well in the league for Villa and Wolves.
With that being said, let’s take a look at the 10 best performing players from both sides in the Premier League, according to SofaScore ratings.
10 | Danny Ings - Villa - 6.97
We begin the list with Villa forward Danny Ings, who has scored once this season for the club. He has completed 80% of his attempted dribbles and is averaging 2.3 shots per game.
9 | Boubacar Kamara - Villa - 7.00
The summer signing has started all of Villa’s league games so far, finishing all but two of them. He has a pass accuracy of 82% per game and is averaging 3.3 tackles.
8 | Leander Dendoncker - Wolves - 7.00
The Belgian international was dropped to the bench for Wolves 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend but started their opening two league games. He has been required on defensive duties, averaging 3.0 interceptions per game and 1.3 clearances.
7| John McGinn - Villa - 7.07
The midfielder was Villa’s joint-worst performing player in their 3-1 defeat to Palace with a rating of 6.3. However, his display in their win over Everton earned him a spot in SofaScore’s team of the week.
6 | Emiliano Buendia - Villa - 7.07
One of Villa’s other scorers so far, Emiliano Buendia sealed Villa’s win over Everton with his 86th minute goal and is averaging 1.0 shots per game, while having a pass accuracy of 86% per game.
5 | Ollie Watkins - Villa - 7.07
The final Villa player on the list is Ollie Watkins. The forward is Gerrard’s best performer in the top flight thanks to his one goal and two assists so far.
He will be hoping he can continue his form in the Premier League in order to earn a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup later this year.
4 | Max Kilman - Wolves - 7.10
The centre-back has started all of Wolves three league games and has helped the club to keep one clean sheet so far. He is averaging 5.3 clearances per game, while winning 80% of his total duels.
3 | Matheus Nunes - Wolves - 7.10
The 23-year-old made his debut in Wolves’ defeat to Spurs but despite the loss, had a 97% pass accuracy that game, while also being an attacking threat with four shots during the fixtures.
2 | Joao Moutinho - Wolves - 7.30
The experienced midfielder has played just 58 minutes in the league so far but in that time earned a rating of 7.30 due to his 100% successful crosses, long balls and 4.0 key passes.
1 | Ruben Neves - Wolves - 7.50
The Wolves captain is the best performing player in the Premier League from Villa and Wolves, despite not scoring or registering an assist so far.
However, the midfielder has been a threat for the club in attacking phases, averaging 2.0 shots per game, while also helping his teammates in defence with 2.0 interceptions, 3.3 tackles and 2.3 clearances per game.