Chelsea host Aston Villa for the second time this season at Stamford Bridge. The Blues defeated Aston Villa on matchday 4 of the Premier League season 3-0. Aston Villa received praise for their performance but in the end, fell by three goals to a superior team. Now, the Premier League rivals will meet in the third round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa Match Preview

Aston Villa will visit Stamford Bridge with the aim of ending the Blues’ unbeaten start to the season. Chelsea are unbeaten in six games in all competitions and have conceded just once this campaign. Liverpool are the only team to score against Chelsea and that goal came from the penalty spot.

Aston Villa were a bogey team for Chelsea in 2020-21. The Villains took four points from six on offer in the Premier League. Aston Villa went to Stamford Bridge in December 2020 and left with a 1-1 draw. The Villains then won 2-1 at Villa Park later in the 2020-21 season.

Thomas Tuchel is likely to rotate his Chelsea squad to prepare the side for a massive Premier League showdown with Manchester City on Saturday. Still, Tuchel has enough quality in depth to rotate the team without a major letdown in talent. Can Aston Villa pull off the underdog win at Stamford Bridge or will Chelsea continue their great form?

Chelsea vs Aston Villa Betting Odds

 

 

Chelsea won the teams’ Premier League fixture thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku in the first half and second half goals from Mateo Kovacic and Lukaku once more. Lukaku is likely to sit this game out with Tuchel giving Timo Werner the chance to start the game in attack.

 

Chelsea go into the match as leading bookies’ favourite to win at full-time. Chelsea are at the best betting odds of 4/9 to win at full-time and progress to the fourth round of the EFL Cup. Aston Villa’s best betting odds to win at full-time at Stamford Bridge are 13/3. The Villains have not won at Stamford Bridge since 2011-12.

Based on Chelsea’s upcoming top of the table six-point game with Manchester City, Aston Villa will fancy their chances of getting a positive result at full-time against Chelsea. Dean Smith could play a strong squad to get a result and progress to the next round.

Chelsea and Aston Villa are at the best betting odds of 71/20 to finish the 90-minute match in a draw. Just one of the last 10 games between these teams ended in a draw, however.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa Team News

Even if Smith wants to make wholesale changes at Aston Villa, he may not be able to do it due to the number of injuries at Villa Park. As it stands, there are eight players in the treatment room at Villa Park ahead of the game on Wednesday night. Carney Chukwuemeka is a doubt with a groin injury. Jaden Philogene-Bidace is a doubt as well due to an ankle injury.

Forwards Trezeguet and Keinan Davis are both ruled out of the match due to knee injuries. Leon Bailey, who scored at the weekend, is a doubt along with John McGinn. Bailey is nursing a thigh issue and McGinn has a head injury. Full-backs Matty Cash and Matt Targett are also doubts due to injury.

Tuchel has just two injury problems. Christian Pulisic has an ankle injury and first-choice goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has a groin problem. Both players are doubtful, but could return in time for the game. Tuchel is likely to omit the likes of Lukaku and Mason Mount from the starting XI. Saul Niguez could be given the chance to redeem himself after an awful 45 minute performance against Villa in the league two weeks ago.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa H2H

Aston Villa took four points from six against Chelsea during the 2020-21 season. Due to Aston Villa playing multiple years in the Champions, they have not played Chelsea often in recent seasons. Between 2019 and 2021, these teams met five times in the Premier League.

Chelsea posted a record of 3W-1D-1L during that five game run of games versus Aston Villa. The Blues thrashed Aston Villa on matchday 4 this season in the league. Despite Aston Villa showing promise in the game, Tuchel made all the important changes to lead the Blues to the win.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa Prediction

Halftime result: Chelsea to win @ 20/21 - BET NOW

 

 

Chelsea’s defence has been excellent this season keeping five clean sheets in six games in all competitions. The Blues have not conceded a goal from open play and Aston Villa should find scoring against the Blues difficult in the first half. Smith has Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins available, but our betting tips prediction is for Chelsea to win the first half again versus Aston Villa.

 

Total corners over/under: over 10.5 @ 11/10 - BET NOW

 

 

When these teams met on matchday 4 at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea and Aston Villa combined for 15 corners. Aston Villa had 11 corners while Chelsea tallied four corners in the game. Our betting tips prediction is for these teams to once again see a high number of corners with over 10.5.

 

Result after 15 minutes: Chelsea winning @ 10/3 - BET NOW

 

 

Chelsea scored in the opening 15 minutes against Aston Villa on Premier League matchday 4. The Blues are playing well in all competitions and should continue their strong play in a competitive fixture. Our betting prediction is for Chelsea to get out to an early lead and they could potentially score a goal in the opening 15 minutes.

 

Chelsea are playing great and are unbeaten in six games this season. Tuchel’s team is likely to be rotated while Smith has the pleasure of playing a strong squad. Still, Tuchel’s team should win and keep the momentum going ahead of meeting Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. It should be a thriller at Stamford Bridge with the Blues winning again.