Fulham manager Martin Jol believes Saturday's opponents Aston Villa are too good to go down.

The Birmingham-based outfit have struggled this season under the tutorship of Alex McLeish and lie 15th in the table with 11 games remaining. Villa, though, have an eight-point cushion over the relegation zone and, while understanding fans' frustration, Jol believes they have too much quality to go down.

"They have got the same situation as a lot of other clubs where they rely on the players who can make a difference," he said. "Sunderland had the same, they had Darren Bent there who scored 24 goals and made the difference. He went and then you have a little problem. With Aston Villa, if you miss your best players you can have a little problem too."

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