Sacked Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has filled in good friend Zico about Aston Villa ahead of tonight's UEFA Cup tie.

Zico is in charge of Villa's opponents, CSKA Moscow, and admitted: "He's my friend and I phoned him and we talked about Villa.

"He gave me some good tips on how to play against them. They are fighting a huge battle to make the Champions League and I think that is their main goal."

Scolari's Chelsea beat Villa 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.