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O'Neill urges Villa to have Chelsea mindset

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill has called for his side to emulate the winning mentality of pace-setters Chelsea if they are to become a Premier League force. "We need to improve technically, which is obviously very important," he said.

"I want the whole side to be comfortable on the ball. I want players to not be overly concerned about receiving the ball under pressure.

"Look at Chelsea - they are so strong. I think they have a great mentality, work ethic and they are physically very strong.

"Now they have been there for four or five years, it is almost burned into them that winning football games is what it's all about.

"We need that winning mentality too - that is so, so important. I can't stress it enough."

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