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Aston Villa full-back Neil Taylor puts in another dreadful display

Neil Taylor was disappointing in an Aston Villa shirt for the second cup game in a row.

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There were various players from Dean Smith’s side who needed to perform better, as the team went on to lose 2-1 against Championship outfit Fulham.

It can be argued that the Wales international is one of those who was underwhelming, and it is not the first time that has been the case in recent weeks.

During the 5-0 victory against a youthful Liverpool side in the Carabao Cup, Taylor still looked suspect against teenage talent Harvey Elliott.

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Cause for concern

This time around, it was Fulham’s Anthony Knockaert, on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion, who was causing him problems.

The Belgian’s goal was pretty special, as he ran forward with the ball before sending it into the top corner. However, it can be suggested that Taylor should have done more, as he put pretty much no pressure on the ball and continuously backed off before moving away completely, expecting someone else to take over.

Outside of that moment, Taylor, who is rated at £3.15m by Transfermarkt, was dribbled past three times without managing to make a single tackle, while he also didn’t manage any interceptions.

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The 30-year-old did make three clearances, but he also didn’t compete in any aerial duels throughout the game’s entirety.

In addition, he struggled in possession, failing to make any dribbles and completing just 69% of his attempted passes, though he did make one key pass.

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Of all the players who started the game, Taylor was given the worst player rating by WhoScored with 5.9, while Trezeguet was the only substitute who failed to exceed his number and even he equalled it.

That Taylor has had another poor performance should definitely be of concern to Smith and those at Villa.

In other news, FFC has suggested that Villa have no need to panic buy thanks to one man.

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