Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood is hoping to address the problems in his side in time to inflict more misery on Jose Mourinho's Chelsea in their next Premier League game. Villa lie third from bottom having taken just four points from their opening eight games of the 2015-16 season and have already been tipped for another relegation battle this term.
The club face what would usually be a daunting trip to Stamford Bridge following the international break but Chelsea are also suffering from their own miserable start to the season having already lost four games, two of those coming on their own turf.
Having brought 12 new players into his first-team squad during the summer transfer window, former Tottenham Hotspur boss Sherwood admits he is still looking for the solution to address his side's miserable start, but he suggests that process will not stop him from going for the win at Stamford Bridge on 17 October.
"I like to try to win enough games rather than going out there not to be beat because I have done that a few times and you end up getting beat anyway," Sherwood was quoted as saying by the Birmingham Mail.
"I'd rather go to win but I need to find a team out of the squad who can go to places like Stamford Bridge and not be scared and are willing to put up a fight and be brave on the football. I'm learning all the time about them. They train hard, they are all good lads. I need some men to come out of the woodwork."
Chelsea sit just four points above 18th placed Villa and will be looking to avoid a third consecutive defeat when they welcome Sherwood's side to west London, having recently lost a Champions League group game to Porto and a league match with Southampton.