Aston Villa's 2013-14 Premier League season came to a merciful conclusion on Sunday, soundly losing to Tottenham. The loss has already been overshadowed, however, by the official confirmation of long-standing rumours that owner Randy Lerner was set to sell the club.
The news comes after a frustrating season that tested the fans' patience after watching their club battle the threat of relegation for a third successive season. It was a campaign filled with memorable highs that could not overshadow the overwhelming disappointment at Villa's collective performance this year.
This list will rank the contributions of each Villa player this year who made at least five league appearances. Each player will be assessed based on the individual impact he had on match results and his overall performance in relation to the amount of matches he played in.
A first-team regular who makes frequent mistakes or fails to influence matches may not be as highly regarded as a player who played less often but made a significant impact while on the pitch.