Aston Villa have suffered two defeats from two on their Premier League return and things aren’t going to get easier with Everton making the trip to Villa Park on Friday night.
The Toffees are currently unbeaten in their opening two games having won one against Watford and drawn the other to Crystal Palace.
Dean Smith signed 12 players over the summer for a total figure around the £144.5m mark and many have made their debuts already this season – including Bjorn Engels, Trezeguet, Douglas Luiz and club-record signing Wesley.
However, one of his first signings at the club back in January this year is yet to even make a competitive appearance in claret and blue.
Though neither player has yet started or even featured in a Premier League match this season.
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The absence of Guilbert from the entire matchday squad on Saturday for their 2-1 home defeat against Bournemouth has raised question marks amongst some of the Villa fanbase.
A number of fans simply questioned where Guilbert was in response to a club update about another summer signing in Marvelous Nakamba.
One supporter claimed it’s key that the Frenchman is brought in on Friday, whilst another labelled his non-existence amongst the team as ‘bizarre’ considering the money they’ve spent, before stating that he has to start against Everton.
You can read more of the reaction below:
— David Archer (@Daveyarcha) August 19, 2019
— Kodjia’s Pineapple Hair ? (@OllyRhodes4) August 19, 2019
— Stephen Haigh (@Stevohaigh83) August 19, 2019
Guilbert? So glad we’re all thinking the same thing ?
— Grimeminister? ??? ⌨️? (@DjGrimeminister) August 19, 2019
I know we’re only two games in but surely Guilbert and Targett could of both been on the bench on Sat and come on… Would of made a positive difference. #AVFC
— Jordan R (@JordanR_123) August 19, 2019
Guilbert is so key to bring in, but I’m afraid I don’t see smith bringing him in for some reason . #avfc
— AVFC_UTV (@UpTheVilla_AVFC) August 19, 2019
Do find it bizzare that we have spent around £22 million on 2 young fullbacks, but we're still playing our Championship level 30+ year olds.. Targett and Guilbert HAVE to start against Everton. #AVFC
— Villa Culture (@VillaCulture) August 19, 2019
Guilbert needs to start on Friday.
— Ed (@EddieAVFC96) August 19, 2019