When Paul Lambert signed Philippe Senderos for free this summer, people were not sure if it was the right call. The 29 year old centre back did not have the best of records playing for Fulham and the other Premier League clubs. So, it was a sort of gamble for the Aston Villa boss, but, he took it and he has been repaid big time for his faith.

Senderos has been fantastic. He has perhaps played better than even Lambert’s expectations. He is yet to have a poor outing in Villa colours thus far. His presence there has converted Villa’s backline into a sort of unconquerable one. The opposition teams have hardly managed to go past that defence in the last few encounters. Only one goal has been scored versus the Villains in the league this season. Of course, it’s early days, but, still, to concede just a solitary goal in about a month and a half, it’s worth clapping.

While being interviewed yesterday, when Lambert was asked about Senderos, he said, “The guy is very, very organized and that’s what I like about him. He is always there, very consistent. You would hardly find him having an off day.”

“He has already played for big clubs. So, he knows what it’s all about and he is a true professional as well. He knows exactly what’s his role is and he goes about it calmly. He is a sort of guy, whom as a manager you believe, is never going to let you down.”

The next league match for Villa is against the Gunners and three points in that home match will make them the league table toppers for the time being. Currently, they are at the 6th position with 10 points.