Chelsea vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Chelsea vs Aston Villa prediction: Chelsea 3-1 Aston Villa

Chelsea have experienced a slight dip in form of late, with just two wins in their last seven in all competitions.

A brilliant performance at Old Trafford will give Villa the confidence they need to take something from Wednesday’s match.

Villa have just one away win all season, but they have managed to score 11 goals on the road – only the top four sides have managed more.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Who will win?

Chelsea have won eight of their last nine matches against Aston Villa in all competitions. Chelsea are 2/7 favourites to win on Wednesday while Aston Villa are 9/1 outsiders. The draw is priced at 19/4.

There have been three or more goals scored in eight of Aston Villa’s last nine league matches. Back over 2.5 goals in the match at 2/5.

Christian Pulisic has scored six goals in his last eight appearances. Pulisic is 6/1 to open the scoring and 7/5 to score anytime.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa Premier League match preview

Chelsea welcome Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Villa’s assistant head coach John Terry will get a warm reception on his return to the Bridge.

Chelsea suffered a 1-0 home defeat in Saturday’s London derby against West Ham. Aaron Cresswell scored the only goal of the game, extending Chelsea’s run without a win to three matches.

Frank Lampard’s team remain fourth in the table on 26 points and maintain a comfortable six-point lead over Tottenham Hotspur.

Only Leicester have conceded fewer goals at home this season (4) than the Blues (6).

Aston Villa held Manchester United to a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday. Jack Grealish opened the scored with a superb curling strike on the edge of the area. United scored twice to go in front but their lead lasted barely two minutes as Tyrone Mings equalised for the visitors.

The result leaves Villa in 15th place, level on 15 points with Brighton and three clear of the relegation zone.

A win could lift Villa up into the top half, depending on other results. Defeat could see them fall dangerously close to the drop zone.

Chelsea and Villa have faced each other 48 times in the Premier League. The Blues have twice as many wins (24) as Villa (12) with 12 matches being drawn.

Chelsea were 4-0 winners in their last top-flight meeting in April 2016. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Alexandre Pato and Pedro Rodriguez (2) were all on target.

Chelsea team news vs Aston Villa

Former Villa loanee Tammy Abraham missed the West Ham match with a groin problem and faces a late fitness test. Abraham scored 25 Championship goals for Villa last season.

Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi are on standby if Abraham cannot feature.

Antonio Rudiger is nearing a return but Wednesday night may come too soon for the defender.

N’Golo Kante, Willian and Callum Hudson-Odoi will all be pushing for starts after coming off the bench on Saturday.

There could be further rotation in the fullback positions, where Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta are competing with Emerson Palmieri and Reece James.

Ross Barkley could miss out again with an ankle injury.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a long-term absentee.

Aston Villa team news vs Chelsea

There will be at least one enforced change for Villa. Fullback Frederic Guilbert will serve a suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card of the campaign. Ahmed El Mohamady is set to deputise at right-back.

Anwar El Ghazi is an early doubt after picking up a knee injury at Old Trafford. Trezeguet could come in for him.

Marvelous Nakamba was an unused substitute on Saturday and could replace one of Douglas Luiz or Conor Hourihane.

Fit-again Bjorn Engels will compete with Ezri Konsa for a start at centre-back.

Jota could be named among the substitutes after recovering from a groin problem.

Dean Smith will hope to have Keinan Davis back before the end of the year. The forward is back in light training following a hamstring injury.

Back-up goalkeeper Jed Steer will miss around four months with an Achilles injury.

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Predicted Chelsea XI vs Aston Villa

Predicted Chelsea XI vs Aston Villa

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Predicted Aston Villa XI vs Chelsea

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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