Aston Villa in the Championship
For the very first time in Premier League history, Aston Villa will not be taking part in this year’s campaign after being relegated last season.
Now managed by Roberto Di Matteo, the Italian manager has experienced frustration in efforts to revamp a squad that were humiliated in a dismal 15/16 season.
The club have only managed to bring in three new faces thus far: Tommy Elphick, Pierluigi Gollini and Aaron Tshibola.
Owner loses the plot on Twitter
Having bought the club from Rander Lerner in June, new owner Tony Xia wasn’t too impressed by Ian Holloway’s recent Championship predictions.
The former Premier League manager believes Aston Villa will finish 16th and Xia responded to the 53-year-old on Twitter.
Tony Xia did not hold back. Check out his furious tweet, which has since been deleted, below.
— Matt Starling (@starmatt3) August 1, 2016
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) August 1, 2016