Chelsea host Aston Villa on Monday night at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League fixture.
The Blues recently suffered a Boxing Day loss to London rivals, Arsenal. As a result, the club moved to 7th in the standings with 25 points.
The Lions are enjoying their form this season and come from a 3-0 home win against Crystal Palace. As a result, they are in 6th place with two games less played as compared to Chelsea, with the same points (25).
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Preview:
Frank Lampard’s energetic youngsters were low on energy in the match against Arsenal. However, the Pensioners would be looking to bounce back with a convincing win over Aston Villa.
However, the poor form of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner is once upon proving costly for the Blues.
The London side had been suffering from back to back away losses but are enjoying their form at Stamford Bridge. Ben Chilwell and Reece James came back from their injuries but couldn’t stop the Gunners from scoring goals.
Aston Villa goalie Emi Martinez is in stunning form keeping four clean sheets in a row. Ross Barkley would be in a great mood to face his former side.
Barkley had been a crucial player for the Villans after joining on loan from Chelsea. He will be showing the Blues what they miss in the midfield play.
The London club have been successful 15 times whereas Aston Villa have won 4 times when these two sides face each other in the Premier League. Last time, the Blues emerged winners by a margin of 2-1 on June 21, 2020.
Chelsea form : D W L L W L
Aston Villa form : L L W D W W
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Team News:
Hakim Ziyech won’t be available for the Blues as he is forced out with a hamstring injury. However, Ben Chilwell and Reece James have recovered.
There are no other injury woes for Lampard’s side.
For the Villans, David Trezeguet and Wesley won’t be available. However, Ross Barkley might be included in the starting 11.
Skipper Jack Grealish marked his 200th appearance for Dean Smith’s side in the match against Crystal Palace. He would be keen in leading his team once again for all the three points.
Chelsea might start with a 4-3-3 formation with in-form striker Tammy Abraham. Mason Mount could be included in the starting 11.
Aston Villa might start with a 4-2-3-1 lineup similar to that fielded against Arsenal.
We are predicting a comfortable win for the Blues. Tammy Abraham might be once again on the scoresheet.
Chelsea 2 – 0 Aston Villa.
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