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Matty Cash showing his worth for Aston Villa

For every match played on a weekend, Villa’s players were given a rating out of 10.


              
Aston Villa's Matty Cash (right) celebrates scoring their side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Elland Road, Leeds. Picture date: Thursday March 10, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER Leeds. Photo credit should read: Tim Goode/PA Wire.


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Aston Villa's Matty Cash (right) celebrates scoring their side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Elland Road, Leeds. Picture date: Thursday March 10, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER Leeds. Photo credit should read: Tim Goode/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

We’ve crunched the numbers to discover which of those who made 10 or more appearances over the course of the campaign performed best.

Matty Cash - 6.6

Right-back Cash was voted player of the season by Villa’s supporters and he finished top of our rankings. An all-action performer, Cash is a big part of Steven Gerrard’s future plans.

Tyrone Mings - 6.59

In many ways Mings’ season summed up Villa’s. On some occasions he was excellent and on other occasions considerably less so. A real mixed bag.

Emi Martinez - 6.57

Villa’s No.1 wasn’t quite so consistent as in his first season at the club. But there were still some fine performances.

John McGinn - 6.55

The Scotland international was the pick of Villa’s midfielders though, much like the team, he lacked consistency.

Ashley Young - 6.42

A free transfer signing last summer, Young proved a valuable acquisition with some solid performances when required.

Douglas Luiz - 6.38

Few players divide opinions quite like Luiz, who despite some fine displays never quite hit top gear.

Jacob Ramsey - 6.3

An impressive first full Premier League season for Ramsey, who was named players’ player of the campaign.

Emi Buendia - 6.15

An often frustrating first season for Villa’s record signing, despite a smattering of excellent performances.

Ezri Konsa - 6.08

This was supposed to be the season Konsa barged his way into the England squad. Instead, he found himself dropped from Villa’s team in April.

Ollie Watkins - 6.04

A rating which reflects too many off days for the striker, who nevertheless finished top scorer for the second year running.

Danny Ings - 5.95

Last summer’s £25million signing described his own season as underwhelming. A strong finish provided reason for hope.

Matt Targett - 5.85

An indifferent first half of the season saw the left-back lose his place to new signing Lucas Digne in January, before joining Newcastle on loan.

Philippe Coutinho - 5.69

Scored the highest individual mark of the season (9) for his display in March’s 4-0 win against Southampton.

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