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

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Anwar El Ghazi of Aston Villa scores a penalty for his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa at Molineux on December 12, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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Chelsea vs Aston Villa betting tips

This article covers Chelsea vs Aston Villa betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Chelsea vs Aston Villa betting preview.

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

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Match details

Match: Chelsea vs Aston Villa

Competition: Premier League

Date: December 28, 2020

Kick-off time: 5:30 pm, December 28, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Stamford Bridge

Betting prediction: Chelsea 2-2 Aston Villa

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Aston Villa picked up another win on Boxing Day and arrive at Stamford Bridge with some incredible away form behind them. They have won five of their last six matches on the road.

Dean Smith’s side have kept four consecutive clean sheets, but they’ll do well to keep this Chelsea side from scoring. Indeed, Chelsea have scored at least three goals in five of their last six Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s solid home form and Villa’s impressive away record could cancel each other out.

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Over 2.5 goals. There have been 24 goals scored in the seven league matches played at Stamford Bridge this season.

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Bertrand Traore to score. Traore has scored in back-to-back matches for the first time since joining Villa and would love to bag one against his old club.

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Chelsea vs Aston Villa – recent form and head to head statistics

Chelsea FC vs Aston Villa FC form
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Fulham FC vs Chelsea FC - 0:1
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Chelsea FC vs Morecambe FC - 4:0
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Chelsea FC vs Manchester City FC - 1:3
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Chelsea FC vs Aston Villa FC - 1:1
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Arsenal FC vs Chelsea FC - 3:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Aston Villa FC vs Liverpool FC - 1:4
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Manchester United FC vs Aston Villa FC - 2:1
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Chelsea FC vs Aston Villa FC - 1:1
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Aston Villa FC vs Crystal Palace FC - 3:0
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West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa FC - 0:3
Last 5 games for Chelsea FC
January 16, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Fulham FC 0 - 1 Chelsea FC
January 10, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Chelsea FC 4 - 0 Morecambe FC
January 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 1 - 3 Manchester City FC
December 28, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 1 - 1 Aston Villa FC
December 26, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 3 - 1 Chelsea FC
Last 5 games for Aston Villa FC
January 17, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 0 - 0 Everton FC
January 13, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 0 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur FC
January 8, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Aston Villa FC 1 - 4 Liverpool FC
January 1, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester United FC 2 - 1 Aston Villa FC
December 28, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 1 - 1 Aston Villa FC
Chelsea FC vs Aston Villa FC Premier League 20/21 form
Chelsea FC Aston Villa FC
18 Matches played 15
8 Matches won 8
237 Goal attempts 226
95 Shots on goal 85
82 Shots off goal 80
112 Corner kicks 109
60% Average ball possession 49%
60 Shots blocked 61
27 Cards given 31
195 Free kicks 268
27 Offsides 27
4 Shots on post 1
1 Shots on bar 6
25 Goals by foot 23
7 Goals by head 5
33 Goals scored 29
21 Goals conceded 16
Chelsea FC vs Aston Villa FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Chelsea FC Aston Villa FC
53 Matches 53
26 Home Matches 27
27 Away Matches 26
91 Total Goals 49
1.72 Average Goals Scored 0.92
28 Wins 12
12 Losses 28
13 Draws 13
Last 5 games & match results between Chelsea FC and Aston Villa FC
December 28, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 1 - 1 Aston Villa FC
June 21, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Aston Villa FC 1 - 2 Chelsea FC
December 4, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Chelsea FC 2 - 1 Aston Villa FC
April 2, 2016 Premier League 15/16 Aston Villa FC 0 - 4 Chelsea FC
October 17, 2015 Premier League 15/16 Chelsea FC 2 - 0 Aston Villa FC


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

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 05: Kurt Zouma of Chelsea shows appreciation to the fans during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Leeds United at Stamford Bridge on December 05, 2020 in London, England. A limited number of fans are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Match preview

Chelsea’s final match of 2020 sees them welcome Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge on Monday.

Aston Villa moved above Chelsea on Boxing Day following their 3-0 home win over Crystal Palace. Bertrand Traore opened the scoring but Villa were reduced to 10 men before the break. Their numerical disadvantage had little impact on them. A scrappy goal from Kortney Hause and a delicious strike from Anwar El-Ghazi gave Villa a 3-0 win.

Villa ended Boxing Day 6th in the table, level on 25 points with Chelsea, Spurs and Southampton. Crucially, however, Villa have played one or two games fewer than the sides around them.

Chelsea lost 3-1 away to struggling Arsenal on Boxing Day. The Blues were 3-0 down before Tammy Abraham reduced the deficit. A late comeback looked possible when Chelsea were awarded a penalty, but Jorginho’s spot-kick was saved by Bernd Leno.

Chelsea’s form is poor

Chelsea have now lost three of their last four league matches. Despite their recent form, and being 7th in the table, Chelsea are only two points off of a top four spot, and just four points off 2nd.

Chelsea boast the second-best home record in the league this season. They have won four, drawn two, and lost one of their seven matches at Stamford Bridge, scoring 17 goals in the process.

Aston Villa have only conceded two goals away from home all season, which is by far the best away defensive record. Overall, Villa’s away form ranks 4th in the league, with five wins and one defeat from six matches on the road.

Chelsea and Aston Villa have faced each other 50 times in the Premier League. Chelsea have won just over half of those (26), losing 12 and drawing 12 against the Villains.

The Blues have a solid recent record against Villa, winning each of their last six matches against them in all competitions.

Chelsea beat Villa 2-1 at Villa Park in their most recent encounter in June. Kortney Hause opened the scoring before a quick-fire double from Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud gave Chelsea a come-from-behind win.

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

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 05: Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea embraces Callum Hudson-Odoi during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and AFC Ajax at Stamford Bridge on November 05, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Chelsea team news vs Aston Villa

Frank Lampard will be considering wholesale changes and he certainly has the squad to do that.

Having only recently recovered from a knee problem, and after giving away a penalty against Arsenal, Reece James may get a rest, meaning Cesar Azpilicueta should start at right-back.

35-year-old Thiago Silva is another who may need a rest, so one of Antonio Rudiger or Andreas Christensen should partner Kurt Zouma.

Despite missing a penalty against Arsenal, Jorginho could come in for Mateo Kovacic in midfield.

Callum Hudson-Odoi created Chelsea’s goal at the Emirates and should replace Christian Pulisic in the starting eleven. Kai Havertz could also be handed a recall.

There could also make a change up top with Olivier Giroud possibly replacing Tammy Abraham. Meanwhile, Timo Werner has now failed to score in his last 10 appearances.

Hakim Ziyech should recover from a muscle injury to feature on the bench.

Tammy Abraham is in contention to face his former club. Abraham scored 25 league goals during his loan spell at Villa in the 2018-19 season.

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

Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings sits on the pitch with an injury during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Aston Villa team news vs Chelsea

Tyrone Mings misses out through suspension following his red card against Crystal Palace. Ezri Konsa is set to partner Kortney Hause at centre-back.

Ross Barkley is struggling with a hamstring injury but is ineligible to face his parent club in any case.

Bertrand Traore is set to face his former club. Having opened the scoring against Palace, the 25-year-old was sacrificed in first-half stoppage time following Mings’ sending off. Traore scored two goals in 10 Premier League appearances during his time at the Blues.

Given the quick turnaround time between matches, Dean Smith may consider further rotation. Jacob Ramsey and Frederic Guilbert are available options.

Wesley and Trezeguet are still sidelined.

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

What time is kick off between Chelsea vs Aston Villa?
17:30, Monday 28 December 2020
What is the prediction for Chelsea vs Aston Villa?
Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa