I was wrong originally on Lambert, I like everyone else wanted him in, however he really should have been sacked after his first year, I continued to back him, but after that second season, he really needed to go. But he didn't. I also didn't want Sherwood and thought he was the wrong appointment. Of course, the jury is still out, but we're looking very good so far.
I think the diamond midfield has really helped Aston Villa, it's probably the best formation for making use of Cleverly's and Delph's energy whilst putting enough support up front for Benteke. He was far to isolated under much of Lambert's reign.
Also Grealish is looking tidy and it's good show of faith from Sherwood to play him there.
I still think the defence needs sorting, as it was horribly exposed by QPR and Sanchez, while an okay destroyer is really poor on the ball.