Aston Villa Player Grades: Villa down bottom-dwellers Burton Albion

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7.0. Johnstone didn’t always have a lot to do in front of an astute Villa defense. Nonetheless, he conceded two, one of which was smashed in by a teammate. Made several clean stops, but still needs a little refinement on his distribution, however.. GK. Aston Villa. SAM JOHNSTONE

Own goal aside, Lloyd Dyer gave Elmohamady nightmares on the afternoon. Tuanzebe will push for that starting right fullback role after coming on in the 67th-minute. Made up for it a bit with the assist on Villa’s third goal.. RB. Aston Villa. AHMED ELMOHAMADY. 5.0

RCB. Aston Villa. JAMES CHESTER. 6.5. Didn’t put a wrong foot forward all match. Another game of 90%+ pass accuracy from James Chester.

Ditto for John Terry, who made a few forays into the attack. Very, very clean in possession. Downgraded half a grade for allowing Liam Boyce through with minutes to spare.. LCB. Aston Villa. JOHN TERRY. 6.5

7.0. Playing like a man who wants a new contract. Alan Hutton was Aston Villa’s best defender on Saturday.. LB. Aston Villa. ALAN HUTTON