Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says injuries are taking their toll.
Villa dropped two points at home in their 1-1 draw with Swansea City.
Lambert cited the absence of injured trio Christian Benteke, Ron Vlaar and Jores Okore, saying: "It's a game that you'd love to win, but a point stops that sequence of losing, which was vital for us.
"We're without big players, and it's a lot for us to carry. We're a young squad and when you lose people like Benteke, Vlaar and Okore, it's a big chunk of our spine.
"We (his management team) have only been here 17 months and I knew the first few years was going to be really tough, but we're halfway there when you look at the table. It's a big point.
"Swansea are a good side, they pass the ball really well, but Guzan hasn't really had many saves.
"Some games you play really well and end up losing, some games you have to fight tooth and nail to get something, and we certainly did that."
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