Dion Dublin: Tim Sherwood’s achievements at Aston Villa the best in the Premier League

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Dion Dublin has praised Tim Sherwood’s ability to transform the Aston Villa players.

Dion Dublin has told the BBC that Tim Sherwood's work in transforming Aston Villa’s players is a bigger achievement than anything accomplished by his Premier League counterparts.

Since the former Spurs boss took over the reins at Villa Park, there has been a clear improvement in confidence and good results have followed.

Villa have taken 13 points from 10 matches under Sherwood, but the biggest difference is the improvement in performances and self-belief in the group.

Saturday’s victory over Everton saw the previously goal-shy Tom Cleverley net in his second game in succession, while Christian Benteke’s double took his tally to 10 goals in his last eight games.

Jose Mourinho may have guided Chelsea to the title with relative ease this season, but the Villa players’ transformation under Sherwood is a far bigger accomplishment, according to former player Dion Dublin.

"What Tim Sherwood has done to transform individuals at Aston Villa has been better than anything done by any other manager I have seen all season,” Dublin told the BBC.

“Grealish, Delph, Benteke, Vlaar. Christian Benteke is the shining light and he just keeps scoring. He has done it brilliantly."

The Villans' vital 3-2 victory over Everton moves them up to 14th spot in the table, though with just two points separating them and Sunderland in 18th they are not out of the woods just yet.

Villa’s final three games are West Ham United (H), Southampton (A) and Burnley at Villa Park on the final day of the campaign before they head back to Wembley to take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final.

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