Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill believes fourth place and Champions League qualification is beyond them this season.

"I think that Liverpool of the sides chasing for fourth spot would be the strongest," O'Neill said. "Everton have got the ability and they're much stronger in terms of size of squad than when they did it before. Of all the sides around that spot, we would be the least experienced. We would have to have a bit of luck if we were to contest the last part of the season."