Chelsea v Villa training pictures: It's all-smiles at Bodymoor
Paul Lambert is well aware of the enormity of the task as Villa head to Stamford Bridge to face Jose Mourinho's men.
But the spirit in pre-match training was electric as Lambert worked his team on the eve of the game.
The mood was buoyant following the marvellous win over Arsenal but the energetic, frenetic and fun sessions are not new to the training ground under Lambert.
There have been a host of players like Antonio Luna, Christian Benteke and Andreas Weimann comment on the intensity and enjoyment of training with the boss.
This was very much in evidence on Tuesday as the lads prepared for the Blues.
Lambert spoke of the feelgood factor at his press conference, remarking: "To go down there to Arsenal and play the way we did with that energy and enthusiasm was great.
"It's very upbeat at the moment. The lads are ready for the Chelsea game now and there's a lot of confidence in the team.
"You have to have a spirit and togetherness there. You have to have that. Every successful team I have been involved in has had that. That's what we are trying to build here."
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