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visit Villa Park on Sunday for the Premier League fixture with home side Aston Villa
. Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Aston Villa v Chelsea can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Aston Villa head into this game coming off the back of a 0-0 Premier League drawn result versus Sheffield United. In that game, Aston Villa managed 45% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. At the other end, Sheffield United got 5 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Aston Villa have shown defensive steel. The facts show that The Villans have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 13 goals in the process.
Ahead of this meeting, Aston Villa have left without a victory over Chelsea in their last 5 matches in the league.
Chelsea go into this match after a 4-0 Premier League win to defeat Everton in their most recent match. In that game, Chelsea managed 60% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 11 of them on target. For Chelsea, the scorers were Mason Mount (14'), Pedro (21'), Willian (51') and Olivier Giroud (54'). On the other side, Everton had 3 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Throughout their 6 previous matches, Frank Lampard's Chelsea have converted 10 times thus giving them the goals scored per game average of 1.67.
Analysis of their past results shows that Chelsea:
- haven't been defeated by Aston Villa when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head meetings going back to 15/03/2014 shows us that Aston Villa have won 1 of these games & Chelsea 5, with the number of drawn matches standing at 0.
A sum of 16 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 3 of them for The Villans and 13 created by The Blues. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 15 on 04/12/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa. That day, Chelsea had 64% possession and 25 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. The goalscorers were Tammy Abraham (24') and Mason Mount (48'). For their opponents, Aston Villa had 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. Trézéguet (41') was the scorer. The referee was Chris Kavanagh.
Team News: Aston Villa
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith will be grateful not to have any fitness worries at all before this game thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from.
It seems likely that The Villans should go for a 4-3-3 formation, utilising Pepe Jose Reina, Matthew Robert Targett, Tyrone Mings, Kortney Hause, Ahmed Elmohamady, Douglas Luiz, Marvelous Nakamba, John McGinn, Jack Grealish, Mbwana Ally Samata and Trezeguet.
Team News: Chelsea
In an otherwise available squad, there is just the sole fitness worry for the Chelsea boss Frank Lampard to contend with. Marco van Ginkel (Knee Injury) won’t be playing here.
There’s a good chance that The Blues will likely begin the game with a 4-3-3 formation, choosing Kepa Arrizabalaga, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rüdiger, Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount, Ngolo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Willian, Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic.
Chelsea can have the majority of the possession and should turn some of their chances into goals. At the other end, Aston Villa will not find it easy to find the back of the net, although we do think that it’s probable they’ll be being dangerous at times. We’re therefore anticipating a 1-3 winning score for Chelsea at the end of this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Villa Park (42,785)
Captain: Jack Grealish
Chairman: Nassef Sawiris
Manager: Dean Smith
Competitions: Premier League position 19, League Cup (Final)
⭐ Key Man: Jack Grealish
Regularly played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Jack Grealish was born in Birmingham, England. After having played his first senior match for Notts County in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has managed to score 7 league goals in the Premier League 2019 - 2020 season so far from a total of 26 appearances.