The spotlight is on Chelsea and Aston Villa, as the pair go looking to boost their confidence. They face each other on Saturday at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.
Though only separated by a few points, Aston Villa will have their work cut out for them this coming Saturday. Chelsea are favoured to maintain the lead, they hold on Aston Villa in the Premier League table.
Chelsea are not a high scoring team these days, as they only found the back of the net nine times in the last ten outings. That is an average of just 0.9 goals per game, as they conceded nine goals. They managed four clean sheets in these matches.
Aston Villa scored 16 goals, conceded 14 and kept their opponents from scoring four times in their last ten matches.
Chelsea hope to extend their grip on Aston Villa, whom they outclassed in their last two meetings, winning 3-1 and 2-0, respectively.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Prediction
Chelsea look well suited to take on any opponent presently, as their last 3 matches saw them gain 7 points. They ran out 2-0 and 1-3 against B. Dortmund and Leicester respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Everton, who claimed a point in a 2-2 draw. Chelsea managed to win two of their past six home matches in the Premier League. In the remaining four, they drew two and lost two, as they scored four and conceded four goals.
Aston Villa Form
Aston Villa look in good shape before their upcoming match as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last three matches, they first beat Crystal Palace by 1-0, before drawing 1-1 with West Ham. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Bournemouth by a 3-0 scoreline. In their last six Premier League away matches, Aston Villa won four, as they've also drawn and lost once, scoring nine while also conceding five times.
Head-to-head encounters tend to bring out the best in both sides, when it comes to goals. We see no reason for this trend to end here, and we expect an entertaining match once again between Chelsea and Aston Villa.
Chelsea took 33 points from their last 16 encounters with teams from the bottom half of the Premier League table. This amounts to ten wins after scoring 24 times and conceding 14. Aston Villa claimed four wins and 13 points from their last 12 encounters with teams in the top half of the Premier League, while scoring 17 goals to 24 against. Chelsea enjoy a record of ten wins, eight draws and nine defeats in the Premier League this season. Aston Villa are looking at 11 wins, five draws and 11 defeats in the Premier League.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Stats
- In the last 16 Chelsea home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 18 of the last 20 Chelsea matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 9 Chelsea home matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 7 of the last 9 Chelsea home matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- In 9 of the last 10 Chelsea matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Aston Villa have scored in the last 12 matches in a row
- Aston Villa have scored in the last 9 away matches in a row
- In 5 of the last 6 Aston Villa away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In the last 3 Aston Villa matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 5 of the last 6 Aston Villa away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Squads
The 47-year-old Chelsea manager, Graham Potter, will select the lineup against Aston Villa from these players (the statistics in the brackets refer to scored goals and games played in the Premier League this season):
Edouard Mendy (0/9), Gabriel Slonina (0/0), Kepa Arrizabalaga (0/19), Marcus Bettinelli (0/0), Ben Chilwell (2/16), Benoit Badiashile (0/8), Cesar Azpilicueta (0/19), Kalidou Koulibaly (2/19), Marc Cucurella (0/21), Reece James (1/12), Thiago Silva (0/21), Trevoh Chalobah (0/16), Wesley Fofana (1/9), Andrey Santos (0/0), Carney Chukwuemeka (0/0), Christian Pulisic (1/18), Conor Gallagher (1/24), Denis Zakaria (0/6), Enzo Fernandez (0/7), Hakim Ziyech (0/13), Kai Havertz (7/26), Lewis Hall (0/5), Mason Mount (3/23), Mateo Kovacic (1/19), Mykhaylo Mudryk (0/0), N'Golo Kanté (0/0), Noni Madueke (0/0), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (0/19), Armando Broja (1/12), David Datro Fofana (0/0), Joao Felix (2/7), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (1/12), Raheem Sterling (4/19).
Aston Villa Squad
This is the full squad of players that the Aston Villa head coach Emery will select from for his starting XI:
Emiliano Martinez (0/25), Jed Steer (0/0), Oliwier Zych (0/0), Robin Olsen (0/3), Viljami Sinisalo (0/0), Ashley Young (1/19), Calum Chambers (0/8), Diego Carlos (0/2), Ezri Konsa (0/27), Leander Dendoncker (0/17), Lucas Digne (1/20), Matty Cash (0/23), Tyrone Mings (0/24), Boubacar Kamara (0/19), Douglas Luiz (3/26), Emiliano Buendia (5/27), Jacob Ramsey (3/24), John McGinn (0/23), Philippe Coutinho (1/20), Alex Moreno (0/9), Bertrand Traore (0/2), Jhon Duran (0/6), Leon Bailey (4/26), Ollie Watkins (9/26).
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Team News
The injured and absent list looks to be stretched wide for Chelsea, as they prepare to meet Aston Villa, since ten could be missing.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Edouard Mendy, Raheem Sterling, Christian Pulisic, Armando Broja, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Wesley Fofana and N'Golo Kanté are missing from the squad, Chelsea will field against Aston Villaon Saturday.
Aston Villa have three on the list of injured and absent players before their next match against Chelsea this coming Saturday. For instance, Aston Villa won't be able to field Douglas Luiz as he serves out a ban following too many cards.
Names like John McGinn and Diego Carlos most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Chelsea.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Lineups
Chelsea vs Aston Villa H2H
Chelsea go into their encounter with fond memories, as they won 3-1 and 2-0 the last two times they played Aston Villa. Chelsea generally have the upper hand against Aston Villa, offering a fine 8-1-1 winning record before their next encounter. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 3/5.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Results
Both teams found the back of the net six times in the past ten matches between home side Chelsea and Aston Villa. Best priced odds on BTTS with the bookies are at 19/20.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Betting Tips
Kai Havertz scored twice in the six most recent games for Chelsea, with Ollie Watkins providing four goals for Aston Villa in his last six.
Stamford Bridge witnessed Chelsea winning four times in their last 10 matches here, whilst drawing two and losing four as well. Aston Villa claimed five wins, one draw and four defeats in their last 10 games away. Chelsea scored the opening goal five times of a possible 10 at Stamford Bridge, while Aston Villa did likewise in six of their 10 most recent away games.
Both teams scored six times in the last ten encounters between Chelsea and Aston Villa, while over 2.5 goals came out seven times. Chelsea scored 2.2 goals on average, while Aston Villa pulled 0.7 goals on average. Over 2.5 goals came out two times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Chelsea, who scored an average of 0.9 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten games for Aston Villa, who scored 1.6 times on average in those matches.