Steve Bruce has already started to orchestrate an upturn in form after inheriting a downbeat Aston Villa side which lacked in confidence following Roberto di Matteo’s disastrous reign.
The experienced Bruce has come in and restored a bit of faith among Villa supporters.
Aston Villa are undefeated in Bruce’s four games so far with two respectable draws in Midlands derbies as well as two hard fought victories over high-flying Reading and stubborn Fulham.
Bruce seems to have instilled a newfound desire in his players; something that Villa fans have not seen in recent times.
Aston Villa have a good squad on paper and Bruce will undoubtedly plan to further strengthen it in January in a bid to propel the Villains into a promotion chase.
One avenue that Bruce might look to explore is the loan market.
Chelsea are a team who are renowned for having large quantities of youth players on their books, who are subsequently farmed out on loan.
Aston Villa could benefit from Chelsea’s tendency to do this and here are TWO Chelsea players who Bruce could target in January.