Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert admits their Capital One Cup semifinal has moved to the backburner after their dismal run of defeats.

Since winning 3-1 at Liverpool on December 15, Villa have suffered three heavy defeats in a row, conceding a total of 15 goals and failing to score once themselves.

Lambert said: "The forthcoming Capital One Cup semi-final is not something that I have not really thought about to be honest. The bread and butter is the league. It always is. We are in a fight but so are the other teams."