Aston Villa midfielder Stilian Petrov says a fit Martin Laursen will be key to any success this season.
"Unfortunately for him, he hasn't been able to play anywhere near as often as he would have liked due to injuries.
"But now he has his own programme and we are now seeing the benefits as he is feeling great and playing with great confidence.
"Every time he plays, he plays to the maximum and he looked really hungry against Chelsea, fighting for every ball. He did his job perfectly."