Roy Keane praises Mauricio Pochettino for restoring ‘old Chelsea’ against Aston Villa

Chelsea are through to the fifth round of the FA Cup (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Manchester United legend Roy Keane praised Mauricio Pochettino for restoring the ‘old Chelsea’ in their FA Cup victory against Aston Villa.

The Blues booked a place in the fifth round of the competition with a 3-1 victory against Unai Emery’s side.

While Villa are flying high in the Premier League and are 15 points ahead of the Blues in the table.

But Chelsea showed signs of promise at Villa Park that Pochettino’s intstructions are finally getting through to the players.

Keane was full of praise for Chelsea (Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images)

‘It’s like the old Chelsea,’ Keane told ITV.

‘Brilliant, strong, physical and sharp in possession. Good decision-making, two quality goals.

‘They have been excellent. Hunting in packs, working in numbers, and they are playing like a team tonight. 

‘It was a nice bit of composure and a beautiful strike from [Conor] Gallagher and they’ve been everything you want as a team. Simple but quality.

‘The (second goal) is lovely, it’s great quality all round. We questioned Jackson’s finishing pre-game but again it’s a lovely goal.’

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