Premier League

Fulham-Aston Villa Preview

Marco Silva hailed the work of opposite number Unai Emery as he previewed Fulham's Premier League trip to Aston Villa, who remain in contention for a European spot.

Fulham made it back-to-back wins with Saturday's 2-1 victory over relegation-threatened Leeds United, though they remain six points adrift of sixth-placed Villa.

Emery's side have won seven of their last nine games (D2) to force their way into contention for a top-six finish, leaving Silva impressed by his rapid impact since taking charge at Villa Park.