Aston Villa captain Micah Richards dejectedly leaves the field after his side's 2-0 defeat to Norwich City at Carrow Road. The Villans have won just one English Premier League match this season.
The club appointed French manager Remi Garde in early November in a bid to turn around its fortunes. Garde, a former defensive midfielder, was a member of Arsenal's famed EPL and FA Cup-winning side of 1997-98 but he has been unable to inspire his charges at Villa Park.
Rudy Gestede, one of 12 new arrivals at Villa for the 2015-16 season, is yet to recapture the form that saw him score 33 goals in 51 starts for previous club Blackburn Rovers. The striker has just four goals to his name in all competitions for his new side.
Jordan Ayew, a $12.2 million signing from French club Lorient, has notched five Premier League goals. But Villa has struggled without the prolific Christian Benteke -- sold to Liverpool during preseason.
With points in short supply, tempers have frayed. In this image, players separate Richards and Swansea's Ashley Williams during Villa's October defeat.