The on-loan Celtic teenager knows he owes a debt of thanks to the outgoing manager for showing faith in him.
The 20-year-old midfielder has featured five times for Villa since breaking into the first-team halfway through the season.
The Sunderland hero hailed the "unbelievable" noise from the home faithful as the strugglers secure a comeback win against Chelsea.
The Arsenal forward was highly impressive in the draw with Manchester City.
Tottenham Hotspur are currently in second place in the Premier League table.
Britt Assombalonga scored for Nottingham Forest against Milton Keynes Dons in the Championship on Saturday.
Leeds United will reportedly look to create a more homegrown squad at Elland Road.
Southampton won their Premier League match on Sunday afternoon.
Frank de Boer's agent has admitted an interest in taking over as Everton boss.
The 17-year-old Canadian winger is reportedly being eyed by Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.
Reported Arsenal signing impressed for Schalke.
Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur will face each other in the FA Cup this weekend.
Everton are believed to be in competition with Manchester United for Burnley defender Michael Keane.
Spurs and Chelsea both wanted Willian in 2013, with the Brazilian choosing Stamford Bridge.
Costa has excelled for West Bromwich Albion's fierce rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers this season.
Leeds United are listed among the contenders to sign Barnsley's Marley Watkins this summer.
It was going to be like joining Goldman Sachs - without going attending all the interviews.
After an impressive performance against Manchester United, West Ham and Celtic may be regretting not signing Kara Mbodj for a bargain price.
Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea go head-to-head this weekend.
Liverpool have climbed from fifth- to second-favourites in the race to sign the Hull City defender, leapfrogging rivals Everton among others.