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Aston Villa: Jacob Ramsey was poor against Leicester City

Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa side drew 0-0 with Leicester City in the Saturday afternoon Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium.

A lack of quality in the final third saw the match remain goalless as Villa ended their four-match winless streak, while Leicester themselves made it back-to-back league matches without a victory.

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Villa started the better of the two, with Leon Bailey failing to take a glorious opportunity to give Steven Gerrard’s side the lead.

The first half saw both teams flatter to deceive, with just one shot on target each. Ollie Watkins continued to be the scourge of the Leicester defence but couldn’t find a way through.

Both James Maddison and Emiliano Buendia had great chances to win the fixture, but the match finished 0-0, with the performance of Villa’s Jacob Ramsey, in particular, letting his manager down.

Ramsey was a liability

During his 89 minutes on the pitch, Ramsey lost all seven of his duels – a failure rate of 100% – lost possession of the ball seven times and offered little going forwards, failing to hit the target with a shot, being unable to complete his one attempted dribble and not finding his man with his one attempted cross.

The midfielder also enjoyed a mere 35 touches of the ball, just six more than goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

Former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips previously stated his belief Ramsey is a “big talent” after an excellent run of form, but he certainly didn’t show that against Leicester today.

In fact, following this match, his last four appearances in the league have seen him yield a shoddy 6.5 average SofaScore rating.

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With Villa struggling near the bottom of the table, without relegation ever looking like a possibility, Gerrard will surely find himself with money to spend in the summer as he attempts to lead the side to the European places next term.

And, while it is true that the likes of Leon Bailey and John McGinn were also poor on Saturday, it is Ramsey who needs to up his game over the final four Premier League matches in order to prove to Gerrard that he deserves a starting spot next season – as the youngster was a liability against the Foxes.

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