Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia is on fire right now, but his work also draws similarities to a former Wolverhampton Wanderers forward.
The Aston Villa boss needs cover for the outgoing Jonathan Kodjia next month.
Before Xia infected Villa Park with his enthusiasm and optimism, successive relegations appeared a more likely prospect than a play-off push.
Murphy claimed that Villa are not a big club and play in a dull atmosphere.
Steve Bruce looks set to recall Ross McCormack and Jack Grealish in an attacking line-up as his Aston Villa side entertain Cardiff City in the Championship.
Jonathan Kodjia can't stop scoring at the moment.
Jonathan Kodjia was brought to Aston Villa from Bristol City last summer.
Bruce believes Kodjia is in the mould of the Premier League legend.
The French left-back and versatile Dutchman could both feature at Brighton on Friday night after returning to full training this week, but Steve Bruce has a decision to make over Mile Jedinak.
Aston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia has scored six goals for the Midlands side already.
Aston Villa struggled to better Wolverhampton Wanderers throughout this Championship Midlands derby clash at Villa Park with James Chester and Aly Cissohko their most disappointing performers.
The former Bristol City striker played the full 90 minutes in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest at Villa Park.
The Frenchman was Ligue 2's Player of the Season last term.