The former defender and current pundit has been discussing Newcastle United, the Crystal Palace boss and Sunderland ahead of the Tyne-Wear derby.
Leeds United drew 1-1 with Fulham in Championship action last night.
The 22-year-old Spaniard insists that confidence is sky high going into Saturday's clash with Swansea City at Villa Park.
Tottenham Hotspur take on Anderlecht in the Europa League later this evening.
The defender was full of praise for young midfielder Kevin de Bruyne after he scored a late winner against the La Liga side.
Manchester United secured a 1-1 draw with CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.
Aston Villa have failed to win a Premier League match since the first day of the season.
The Tottenham Hotspur player is in great form right now.
Liam Palmer has been handed just four Championship appearances for Sheffield Wednesday this season.
Enner Valencia is yet to make a Premier League appearance for West Ham United this season.
Hull City winger Robert Snodgrass believes Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths must start in Thursday's Europa League clash against Inter Milan.
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After a goalscoring outing on the weekend, Aston Villa's Leandro Bacuna has made a solid case for a bigger role under the incoming Tim Sherwood.