Aston Villa vs. Chelsea Match Analysis and Prediction

The weekend sets to come alive as the Blues return to fight for the top four finish against struggling Aston Villa. The Blues will be travelling to the Villa Park with the match scheduled for Sunday with kickoff at 18:15 GMT.

Aston Villa’s return to top-flight Premier League competition has been nothing but a struggle. The onset of the corona break saw the side encounter a series of losses. The side is currently second last on the table with relegation fears real.

Their last outing before the corona break saw the side fall 4-0 to Leicester City. Their tenacity will be to the test as they face off a rejuvenated Chelsea squad. The break has been a blessing for the side with a couple of injuries returning to field training.

The transfer window for Chelsea is pacing to be nothing but exciting for the Blues fans. The Blues has penned attacking midfielder Ziyech to the squad. Recently, the squad agreed on contract terms with German International Timo Werner.

The Blues have two friendly matches at the Stamford Bridge in preparation for the return of the league. Their last friendly ended in a 7-1 thrashing of QPR boosting the spirits of the players ahead of the match.

Aston Villa vs. Chelsea Head to Head

Both sides have had up to 24 games between them. Chelsea has a fair share of 14 wins while Aston Villa with only four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:

Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Chelsea 2-0 Aston Villa

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa

Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea

Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Aston Villa Team News

Talisman Welsey is yet to return to ground training after picking up a severe knee injury that ruled him out for the entire season. The replacement for the side has been Mbwanna Samatta who picked up momentum since his signing in the January transfer window. Another addition to the squad is formidable Nakamba Marvelous who has been impressive in training.

Chelsea Team News

The Blues sets to benefit from the return of midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek after a bout of injuries. Another midfielder who is knocking on the doors of the first team is Gilmour. The future of Brazilian winger Willian at Stamford Bridge will come to an end this summer. The star sets to leave on a free transfer after seven years at the club.

Prediction and Odds

Chelsea has found the better part of Aston Villa on many occasions, and we expect the same this weekend.

Chelsea Win

Goals Under 2.5

First to Team to Score: Chelsea

 

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