Seven points from nine games. Bottom of their Champions League group. And now the loss of their talismanic striker Giuseppe Rossi for six months. Its fair to say its been a luckless and poor start to the season for the 'Yellow Submarine'.
The news is a huge blow for Villarreal considering the fact their other striker Nilmar is also a long term absentee after recent knee surgery.
Consecutive 3-0 defeats against the surprise leaders Levante and Real Madrid has confirmed Villarreal's place in the drop zone, coupled with three defeats from three in a poor Champions League campaign, means the injury to Rossi is not only cruel but poorly timed.
Villarreal qualified for the Champions League last season, for the first time since Manuel Pellegrini's exit. His departure was massive for the club, as they consistently had been performing above expectations with limited resources avaliable to him.
With some winable games coming up the pressure is on Juan Carlos Garrido to lift the Spanish club from their current slump.