Ex-Aston Villa striker Dean Saunders believes Championship club Aston Villa are a bigger club than league leaders Chelsea.
Aston Villa are currently playing Championship football and are a long way off from getting promotion to the Premier League next season as they are 15th in the Championship table, 16 points off the play-off spots.
“Villa are bigger than Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham and Everton,” Saunders told BBC Sport.
“Compare them to Tottenham, who were trying to break into the Champions League at the same time as O’Neill was in charge, or Everton, who are trying to do it now – there is no difference in the size of those clubs.
“Villa are actually bigger than both of them.
“The difference is the way they have been run. That is the reason Villa have gone in the opposite direction.
“So instead of doing a Spurs, they have done a Sunderland – they were hanging on and just avoiding relegation for the past four or five years, but it was inevitable it was going to happen.”