Manager Paul Lambert is the headlining addition as he joins the club from Norwich City. He replaces former Villa and Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish. The injury bug has bitten star forward Darren Bent, new addition defender Chris Lowton acquired from Sheffield United, winger Marc Albrighton, striker Gabby Agbonlahor and defender Richard Dunne. If Villa can get their lineup healthy, they will definitely be looking to play a more attacking style than they have in the last few seasons. One thing that will remain consistent is Villa's never say die attitude. It is prevalent that no matter who their opponent is, whether it be Chelsea or Reading, Villa will fight to win. All of their preseason USA tour matches were impressive and they will look to build on these results.
I am predicting a tenth-place finish for Aston Villa.
I think the top four finishers and Champions League spots will go to 1) Manchester United, 2) Chelsea, 3) Manchester City, and 4) Arsenal.
For the relegation positions I am predicting 18) Queens Park Rangers, 19) Wigan, and 20) Reading to go down.
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