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Aston Villa is one of the newly promoted teams of the Premier League during this season along with Norwich City and Sheffield United. Since the promotion, Villa have won 6, drawn 3 and lost 12 games , and with 21 points are currently 17th in the league table.
Despite their poor form in the Premier League, Aston Villa qualified for the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup, as they won 5-0 over young Liverpool side on December 17.
During this season Dean Smith’s side have scored less goals then they have conceded – 27 goals scored, 37 conceded.
Villa’s top scorers during this season currently is Jack Grealish with 8 goals. Next comes Conor Hourihane with 7 goals.
Jack Grealish is 3rd in the top highest-paid players list of Aston Villa with £1.820.000 annual salary, while Hourihane’s annual salary is £1.560.000.
Here is the top 10 list of highest-paid Aston Villa players, according to Capology.com.
10. Ahmed Elmohamady (reserve)
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The defender joined Aston Villa from Hull City back in 2017.
Elmohamady, whose contract ends in the summer of 2021, has last extended his contract in August 22, 2019.
The defender has scored one goal and provided 3 assists during this season in his 15 appearances so far for the club.
9. James Chester (reserve)
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James Chester made his move to Aston Villa back in 2016 from West Bromwich.
The defender has made only 5 appearances during this season for Aston Villa. The 30-year-old defender is contracted with the club until the summer of 2020.