Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Match Preview, Team News and Prediction

Antonio Nusa

Two-mid table clubs with an identical points tally will lock horn at Stanford Bridge on Saturday, as Chelsea play hosts to Aston Villa.

Chelsea occupies 10th spot in the Premier League table following 2:2 draw with Everton before the international break. However, on the other hand, Villa are sitting in 11th spot, thanks to 3:0 Victor over Bournemouth.

Inconsistency in their form has cause huge problems to Chelsea as they have won only three matches in last nine home games in Premier League. On the contrary, Villa have shown good form in recent times. The Lions have scored in all of their 16 matches under new boss Unai Emery.

Chelsea Premier League form: L L W W D

Aston Villa Premier League form: L W W D W


Chelsea team news

There is long list of absentees for Chelsea this season. Armando Broja, Thiago Silva, Mason Mount, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Raheem Sterling, Edouard Mendy, Wesley Fofana and Cesar Azpilicueta are all out of contention due to various injuries.

Both Kai Havertz and Reece James were forced out of international duty midway through the break. However, James’s withdrawal was just a precautionary measure and Havertz is likely to recover from flu for the weekend’s clash.

Chelsea’s possible line-up:

Kepa Arrizabalaga; Benoit Badiashile, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella; Reece James, Enzo Fernandez, Mateo Kovacic, Ben Chilwell; Mykhailo Mudryk, Kai Havertz, João Felix.

Aston Villa team news:

Villa will be without their Polish right-back Matty Cash due to a calf injury sustained against the Czech Republic. Jed Steer, Boubacar Kamara, Leander Dendoncker and Philippe Coutinho are all in the treatment table. However, Ashley Young should earn his spot at the right flank.

Aston Villa’s possible line-up:

Emiliano Martinez; Ashley Young, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Alex Moreno; John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Emi Buendia, Jacob Ramsey; Ollie Watkins.


Chelsea 2:1 Aston Villa

Chelsea will triumph over the visitors in Saturday. Villa’s sensational scoring run under Unai Emery will not be able to cease the moment at Stanford Bridge.

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