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Player Ratings: Brighton 0-0 Aston Villa

An underwhelming evening for the away side has Aston Villa fans feeling like a point has been gained rather than two dropped after failing to get going away from home. Here’s how Seb rated the lads...

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Emi Martínez: 8/10

A very solid outing from the goalkeeper after an array of shots on his goal lead to the opposition accumulating an xG of 2.59.

A handful of very impressive saves allowed Dean Smith’s men to snatch an undeserved point in East Sussex.

Matty Cash: 6/10

The right-back was never allowed to properly hit first gear, with his forward runs and dangerous crosses a notable absence.

A frustrating evening became even worse when the ex-Nottingham Forest player was forced to be replaced through injury.

Ezri Konsa: 6/10

The former Brentford man was up against tricky old teammate, Neal Maupay, who seemed to have the better of Villa’s young defender on this occasion and with more composed finishing on display, could have tarnished the defender’s clean sheet.

However, whilst finding himself under an immense amount of pressure, the Seagulls found themselves unable to puncture the Villa goal.

Tyrone Mings: 6/10

The commanding center-back found himself resorting to hopeful, long clearances on this occasion after failing to generate a period of dominant possession.

Matty Targett: 6/10

Due to the sustained pressure from the home team, it denied the left-back any chance to showcase his ability further up the pitch, having to stick to his defensive instincts.

Nonetheless, another clean sheet on his defensive record thanks to the efforts of the Argentine between the sticks.

Douglas Luiz: 6/10

A very standard outing from the Brazilian after being previously replaced.

After finding himself back in the starting lineup, he failed to generate a spark that allowed him to drive the team forward, often looking sideways or restarting from the back.

Struggled to compete against impressive midfielder, Yves Bissouma, on this occasion, resorting himself to conceding numerous fouls in an attempt to break up any sustained Brighton pressure.

John McGinn: 6/10

An uninspiring performance from the Scotsman; losing possession more than any other Villa player this evening due to poor decision making and inaccurate passing.

Spent most of the game on the back-foot, focusing on his defensive ability due to the threat the home team possessed throughout the duration of the game.

Ross Barkley: 5/10

Another poor performance from the Chelsea loanee, which leaves Villa fans begging the question - when will he reach the heights that he set when he first walked through the door?

Once again, failing to complete a full 90 minutes of action after failing to impress manager, Dean Smith, leading to his withdrawal.

Jack Grealish: 6/10

The Aston Villa skipper found himself frustrated due to the resistance of the Seagulls back-line, effectively bullying him out of the game.

Wherever he traveled, he was met with a crunching tackle from the opposition; not allowing him to reach the high standards he set himself on this occasion.

Bertrand Traoré: 6/10

The wide midfielder often found himself set with the task of switching flanks in an attempt to try and gain some momentum against the opposition full-backs.

This was to no avail as Brighton came up with the answers to successfully keep him quiet, regardless of his position on the pitch.

Ollie Watkins: 6/10

A frustrating evening for the lone forward, often finding himself neglected up against a strong Brighton back-line.

However, short of any real service, he managed to hold the ball up in the brief touches he managed to receive.

(SUB) Ahmed Elmohamady: 6/10

(SUB) Trézéguet: 5/10

(SUB) Morgan Sanson: 6/10