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Both Southampton and Aston Villa press high when out of possession.
Mauricio Pochettino's philosophies are founded upon hard pressing and a relentless pursuit of winning the ball, and he has the perfect players to carry this out.
Morgan Schneiderlin is an absolute terrier, making 3.8 interceptions and 4.3 tackles per game.
Paul Lambert has instilled a serious work ethic at Aston Villa, and one of the midfielders to thrive in an all-action system is Fabian Delph. The former Leeds United man could still use a tackling lesson or two, but the effort is very impressive.
The Saints are more aggressive all over the pitch than Villa, but they share the same ideas in how and where to win the ball back: Pochettino's charges average a league-high 20.6 interceptions per game, while Villa rank third with 19.5.