The Unai Emery Effect: Just How Have Villa Gone From Down And Defeated, To Having A Shot At Europe?!

From a relegation battle to European contenders, it is hard to believe the transformation at Aston Villa.

When they last played Fulham in October, they ended the game in crisis, out of the relegation zone only on goals scored - and without a manager.That 3-0 loss at Craven Cottage saw Villa fans, whose side had only won two of their opening 11 matches, boo the side off and brought an end to Steven Gerrard's reign in charge.A scrappy, hard-fought 1-0 win over Fulham at Villa Park on Tuesday took them up to fifth, above Tottenham, with five games of the season to go and a chance to return to European football after a 13-year absence.