Stats: Can ex-Arsenal man prove his critics wrong at Aston Villa this season?
After his impressive opening day performance against Stoke City, can Philippe Senderos go on to prove his critics wrong at Aston Villa this season? Philippe Senderos was a somewhat polarising summer signing for Aston Villa fans, but the Swiss centre-back at least managed to silence some of his doubters in the side's Premier League opener.
Aston Villa v Liverpool: Paul Merson in action with John Arne Riise.
John Arne Riise has claimed that Villa are interested in signing him however I'd be surprised if the ex-Fulham and Liverpool defender was pursued.
Stoke City vs Aston Villa: Alan Hutton return promises better times for Villa
Each of Aston Villa's three newcomers enjoyed excellent first performances for the club but it was the "second debut" of Alan Hutton that might just epitomise the potential turnaround the club can now envisage.
Prepare for a new look Aston Villa this season
Whatever system Paul Lambert decides to use against Stoke one thing is assured: Villa will have a completely different look to last season.
Predicted Aston Villa XI v Stoke: Bent, Hutton and N'Zogbia earn second chance
With Aston Villa travelling to Stoke City for Saturday's Premier League opener, here's a look at how Paul Lambert's side could line up.
Wolves declare Aston Villa target not for sale
Wolverhampton Wanderers have stressed that centre-back Danny Batth is not sale, after reports that Aston Villa were preparing a A 5 million bid for the club vice-captain.