Unai Emery, the manager of Aston Villa, thinks that “amazing” Graham Potter can eventually carry over his success from Brighton to Chelsea
On Saturday, Emery and his Villa team will visit Stamford Bridge in an effort to make their current Premier League undefeated streak five games long while Chelsea looks to make it four. Both teams entered the international break in strong shape and will be aiming to build on that on Saturday night.
After a shaky start to Potter’s tenure, the Blues advanced to the quarterfinals of the Champions League with a victory over Borussia Dortmund on the road. Last time out, Everton’s last-second equaliser through Ellis Simms prevented the Blues from winning the Premier League for the third time in a row.
When the two teams faced off earlier in the season, Emery was not in control of Villa Park. Instead, Potter oversaw his third game in charge and led his team to a 2-0 victory thanks to a Mason Mount double. The situation has changed in both groups, with Emery replacing Steven Gerrard as manager, but the Spaniard still thinks his team is among the best in the league despite their current standing.
When John McGinn, the skipper of the Villa, returns from the international break, Scotland will be feeling good after winning both of their Euro 2024 qualifying games.
The 28-year-old scored in Scotland’s 3-0 victory over Cyprus before assisting in the team’s 2-0 victory over Spain at Hampden Park to seal the success. Emery has praised McGinn’s approach to training and his versatility ever since he took over as manager.
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