Aston Villa caretaker manager Eric Black believes something has to change if the club are going to have any chance of moving off the bottom of the table.
Speaking to Aston Villa’s Official website Black said “We have to try and change something. I said that to the players.
“We have to take this next seven games and get some respect back into the Club and show the supporters what it means to the players.
“I can’t do that – I can help that process. But ultimately I won’t be out on the field.
“It’s up to the players to show what it means to them.
“We have seven very difficult games – but very competitive games. We’re not down yet and the Club now has to change direction.
“I would just like the fans to feel like we’re heading in another direction. That’s not their responsibility – it’s the responsibility of the Club and the players.
“I just want them to feel like we’ve come to a line in the sand and we’re now moving on with a different atmosphere.
“I can understand their frustrations. It’s been an enormously difficult time for a fantastic football Club.
“But I think we need to look forward now and we need them with us without doubt, more than we need anyone else.”
Chelsea take on Aston Villa at 12:45pm at Villa Park.