Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has stated that he is excited about facing Chelsea on Boxing Day.
The former England and Liverpool skipper is aiming to make it 15 points from a possible 21 when his side take on Chelsea.
Gerrard said: “This is a game that we’re very much looking forward to and it’s a game we want to try and take some points from as well to set us up for the Leeds clash (at Elland Road on Tuesday).
“We’re excited and looking forward to the game on Boxing Day. We’ll go in and be as aggressive and ambitious as we can.”
When it was suggested the rest of the Premier League would now be treating Villa with more respect, Gerrard said: “Hopefully, and if it is it’s a compliment to my players.
“Since we’ve come in we’ve been extremely pleased with the level of performance, also with the points return.”