Paul Lambert admits how Aston Villa react to their record defeat at Chelsea will tell him about the quality of the players at his disposal.
The Villa manager is looking for a positive response in tonight’s home clash with Tottenham after his side were hammered 8-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday - the heaviest in the club’s 138-year history.
It brought an end to Villa’s six game unbeaten run in all competitions which had lifted them out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone and into the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup.
Lambert said: “You analyse Sunday but you can’t over-analyse it otherwise it will drag you right down.
“You get to a point where you have to let it go and we have another game coming up against Tottenham on Stephens’ Day for us to rectify that.
“How do we get over it? We just go out and try to win the next game. There’s no magic formula. You just go out and try to win.
“The players know themselves that they let everybody down against Chelsea.
“It’s how we react; that’s a good marker of a good team, how we react to it.”