Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark admits they've lost their "shock value".

Victories against Arsenal and Manchester City underlined Villa's improvement this term and Clark admits their secret is out.

"Maybe teams are looking at us now and knowing when they come up against us it's going to be a tough game," he said.

"We have had a tough start in the league. The games against Chelsea and Liverpool, we could have got points as well. That's what we want. We want teams to think it's tough."

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