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Steve Sidwell believes that Villa must win the midfield battle against Lassana Diarra on Saturday if we wish to take all 3 points from the game.

Sidwell knows all about Diarra from his Chelsea days, and believes that just like himself Diarra needed to move away from a top 4 club, to a challenger to reestablish his career.

Speaking on the official site Siddy said:

'Lassana is very comfortable on the ball, he is strong and he can get around the pitch with ease.

'He covers so much ground and can chip in with the odd goal. He has been Portsmouth's lynchpin player since he signed.

'Like me, he elected to leave Chelsea to re-establish himself somewhere else.

'A lot of players do that. When they are at the top clubs, they move and believe in their own ability to go somewhere else and perform for another team.

'He elected to go to Portsmouth and I'm sure Harry was delighted to sign him. The longer they can keep hold of Lassana the better because if he left it would be a big blow.

'He is a quiet lad off the field. He came into training at Chelsea, worked hard and then went home. He did his talking on the pitch, which is the best way to be.'

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday October 16 2008
Time: 3:26PM

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There is doubt he will play. Injury may force him out of this game. World class player that wouldn't look out of place in any top european club team.
storagematt
16/10/2008 17:05:00
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maybe he should join one then? :P
YatesyVillain
17/10/2008 06:16:00
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Diarra looks a top quality footballer, who in truth needs to be plying his trade away from Fratton Park.
glensider
06/11/2008 21:54:00
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Maybe we need to bring him here to beautiful Brummagem B6 eh YatesyVillain? He can fully realise his potential in this MON team.
glensider
06/11/2008 21:56:00
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and you feel that villa are the 'massive' club for him do you mate? he is too good for us, but i also have news for you he is too good for you aswell believe it or not!
pompeyrug
06/11/2008 23:28:00
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