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.
"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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