Aston Villa defender Zat Knight admits Saturday's clash with Chelsea is a massive game for both clubs.
Villa go into the game in third spot, two points above Chelsea, as both sides look to cement their places in the top four.
Chelsea cannot afford a defeat at Villa Park if they want to keep their slim title hopes alive and Knight is expecting a titanic tussle between the two sides this weekend.
"It is a massive game for us, a massive game for both clubs," Knight told Sky Sports News.
"Hopefully if we win it we can go five points clear [of Chelsea] but as long as we get something out of the game, at least a point, I think that is a good result as well."
The game will mark Guus Hiddink's first match in charge of Chelsea and Znight accepts the Dutchman's arrival will make Villa's task all the harder as his players will be out to impress their new manager.
"It's always like that when a new manager comes in, everybody is trying to impress," added Knight.
"We knew it would be a tough game regardless if he [Hiddink] was there or not, but it is just going to make it that little bit tougher."