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Prediction: Chelsea vs Aston Villa

Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

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Chelsea and Aston Villa will face each other in the Premier League this coming weekend. The match between Graham Potter’s side and Unai Emery’s team will be held at Stamford Bridge in London and is scheduled to kick off at 5:30pm UK time on Saturday.

Chelsea

Chelsea are not having the best of seasons in the Premier League and are unlikely to finish in the top four. Although the Blues have reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, the London club are struggling to challenge for the top four

However, there have been some positive signs of late. Before the international break, Chelsea played out a 2-2 draw with Everton at Stamford Bridge in London in the Premier League. It came after a 3-1 victory over Leicester City away from home at the King Power Stadium in the league and followed a 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund at home in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.

Chelsea are 10th in the Premier League table at the moment with 38 points from 27 matches. Graham Potter’s side are as many as 11 points behind fourth-placed and London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who have played 28 games. The Blues are level on points with 11th-placed Aston Villa.

Team News:

Chelsea manager Graham Potter is likely to line up in a 3-4-3 formation. Kepa will be in goal. Joao Felix is likely to start down the middle as part of a front-three. Enzo Fernandez and Mateo Kovacic will be the two central midfielders.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa have turned around their fortunes under former Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery. The Villans were in real danger of getting relegated from the Premier League under then manager Steven Gerrard, but since Unai Emery was appointed, the Villans have gradually climbed up the table and have moved away from danger.

Villa are 11th in the Premier League table at the moment with 38 points from 27 matches. The Villans are level on points with 10th-placed Chelsea and are 11 points behind Tottenham Hotspur, who are currently fourth in the standings and occupy the final UEFA Champions League place. They are as many as 14 points above the bottom three.

The Villans will head into the match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in London this coming weekend on the back of a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth at Villa Park in the Premier League. It came after a 1-1 draw with West Ham United at London Stadium in the league and followed a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Villa Park in the Premier League.

Team News:

Aston Villa manager Unai Emery is likely to deploy a 4-2-3-1 formation. Ollie Watkins will lead the line for the Villans. Emi Buendia will start in a central attacking midfield role. Emi Martinez will be in goal.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Chelsea have won 2 of their last 6 Premier League matches.
  • Chelsea have lost 2 of their last 6 Premier League matches.
  • Aston Villa have won 3 of their last 6 Premier League games.
  • Ollie Watkins has scored 9 goals and given 5 assists in 26 Premier League games for Aston Villa.
  • Chelsea have scored 29 goals and conceded 28 goals in 27 Premier League matches.

Conclusion

Chelsea are starting to get their act together and are getting into good form. The fans are starting to see the magic of manager Graham Potter, and it is very unlikely that the former Premier League and UEFA Champions League winners will lose the match. Aston Villa are a confident team, and they are likely to go home with a point from Stamford Bridge.

Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

Best Odds14/1

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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