During the previous season of the Premier League, Aston Villa managed to avoid getting relegated as they had an advantage of 5 points which kept the team of Paul Lambert safe.
The manager of Aston Villa believes that this season should be easier to avoid being pitted in the bottom spots of the Premier League if his squad continue performing in the way that they have been doing up until now.
Aston Villa has claimed victories against Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Liverpool, Stoke City and Hull City which has helped the club in maintaining a fairly comfortable spot in the middle section of the Premier League standings.
"If we keep doing what we are doing and take the chances then we will win more games than not. There will be so many twists and turns throughout the season, but if we keep doing what we've been doing we will be fine. There are good players like Joe Cole still to come back and if we get everybody fit then we will certainly, the way we are playing, be a match for teams." Paul Lambert said.
Paul Lambert is also hoping that he can sign Tom Cleverley on a permanent deal. After Ander Herrera, Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw and Radamel Falcao was signed by Louis van Gaal, Tom Cleverley found himself without having any real chance of turning into a consistent performer for Manchester United and Cleverley was signed by Aston Villa on a loan deal but Lambert has already expressed his desire to keep the English midfielder on a permanent basis.
“I have the option to buy in January but I have got him for a season-long loan anyway. I would definitely try but a lot will depend on finances. I will have a discussion with Tom and sit with him and see what he thinks. He is still a Manchester United player. But the great thing about Tom Cleverley is he has been brilliant here. His enthusiasm for the game and the way he plays the game is great’’ Paul Lambert added on.
A few months ago, Tom Cleverley stated that his career with Manchester United is over as Louis van Gaal is interested in other players and this gives Paul Lambert an ideal chance for him to sign Cleverley on a permanent deal without having to offload huge amounts of money in order to sign him.