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Premier League – Chelsea at home to Aston Villa

Chelsea vs. Aston Villa

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Saturday at Stamford Bridge, as Chelsea host Villa in the Premier League.

Villa are hopeful of taking point sand moving up the table when they visit Chelsea, as eleventh place takes on fourth in the League.

It’s seven points so far for Chelsea this season, going into this fixture

When Chelsea last turned out in the Premier League, the result was a disappointing draw 1-1 against Liverpool at Anfield. They will be hoping for a better result this time.

A draw statistic of one in one game is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Thomas Tuchel’s men wishes for ultimately. They currently stand fourth in the League, with seven points having won two games and drawn one game.

When Chelsea host Villa, they will do so on the back of one victory on their own ground.

Winning this fixture will see Chelsea on 10 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Chelsea have a good scoring record this season, with six netted so far. This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Marcos Alonso (1), Romelu Lukaku (1), and Christian Pulisic (1). With only one goal conceded so far, Chelsea’s defence can be considered to be strong.

Chelsea are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Thomas Tuchel is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without five of his key players.

Aston Villa go into this fixture with four points secured

Villa come to this fixture on the back of a 1-1 home draw against Brentford at Villa Park.

With one draws in one game, Manager Dean Smith has plenty to ponder, going into the next match, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With four points, they are established in eleventh in the League having won one game, drawn one game, and lost one game.

Playing away from home, Villa have lost one game.

Aston Villa will have 7 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Villa, in terms of goals scored (5). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Danny Ings (2), John McGinn (1), and Emiliano Buendia (1). Villa have conceded four goals.

Injury and illness have depleted Dean Smith’s Villa and they will likely be missing ten key personnel for Saturday’s match.

Chelsea v Aston Villa – Head-to-Heads.

Chelsea and Villa have faced each other 54 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Chelsea’s favour (28 – 13). Additionally, seven of the past 13 meetings between Chelsea and Villa have resulted in a Chelsea win. The last time they played each other in this competition was May 2021 and the score line ended up with a 2-1 away win for The Villa. Previous matches between these teams have been high-scoring affairs and the odds of both sides finding the net on Saturday are high (46.08%) so it should be an entertaining match.

Chelsea to win – odds are 76.34 percent in favour.

*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*

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