Chelsea vs Aston Villa predictions: Premier League tips, odds & team news

Chelsea vs Aston Villa predictions: tips, odds & team news

Chelsea will be hoping to turn their fortunes around when they host Aston Villa on Sunday at 2pm (UK time).

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Chelsea vs Aston Villa odds


*Odds correct as of 17:30 on September 23

Mauricio Pochettino isn’t enjoying the start to his life as Chelsea manager. With the goal of lifting Chelsea back up the table, Pochettino’s men are currently in the bottom half, 14th to be precise. The Blues are the second-lowest placed team among those to have won at least one match, and it has been just the one success for Chelsea this season. On the opening weekend Chelsea drew with Liverpool but they followed that up by losing to West Ham. Chelsea’s only win so far came at home to Luton, though that was to be expected against a Hatters side not yet at Premier League level. They haven’t been able to build on that win either, losing to Nottingham Forest at home and then struggling in a goalless draw with Bournemouth last weekend.

Aston Villa, meanwhile, have had a bit of a weird start to the season. The Villans are currently seventh in the table with three wins and two defeats from their opening five games. The season started with a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Newcastle but they then beat Everton 4-0 at Villa Park. One win stretched to two with victory over Burnley, but Villa then lost 3-0 to Liverpool before the international break. There was another win over Crystal Palace last weekend, before Villa opened their Europa Conference League campaign with a 3-2 defeat to Legia Warsaw. They just can’t get a run going.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa predictions

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 11/20 with BetGoodwin
Correct Score Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa 7/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Ollie Watkins 7/1 with BetGoodwin

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The stats behind our Chelsea vs Aston Villa predictions:

  • Chelsea have won three of their 15 Premier League home games in 2023.
  • The home team hasn’t won this fixture in the past four meetings.
  • Ollie Watkins scored in Aston Villa’s 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge last season.
  • Aston Villa have lost their last two away games.
  • Aston Villa have scored in four of their five Premier League matches this season.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa match tip

Double chance: Aston Villa/Draw @ 19/20 with Unibet

Aston Villa were made to work for their 3-1 win at Crystal Palace and have lost two of their three away league matches this season. But this Chelsea side do not look comfortable at home. There was a time when the Blues were unbeatable at Stamford Bridge, going four years without losing at home in the league. But since the start of 2023 Chelsea have own just three of their 15 home Premier League games, losing 1-0 to Nottingham Forest last time out.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa Bet-Builder tip

Ollie Watkins to score anytime, BTTS & Under 2.5 goals

Ollie Watkins is yet to score in the Premier League this season but he was one of those on the scoresheet when Aston Villa beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in April. The Blues’ defence has looked particularly leaky this season too, with just two clean sheets from their six matches across all competitions. But their matches haven’t been the most exciting, with just 10 goals in five Premier League games so far.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa team news

Chelsea team news

In  Out Doubtful
Wesley Fofana, Christopher Nkunku, Romeo Lavia, Carney Chukwuemeka, Marcus Bettinelli, Reece James, Benoit Badiashile, Trevoh Chalobah Moises Caicedo, Noni Madueke, Marc Cucurella, Armando Broja

Moises Caicedo and Noni Madueke missed last weekend’s draw with Bournemouth due to injury but Chelsea are hoping to have them both available, while Marc Cucurella should have recovered from a fever. Armando Broja is also back in contention.

However, Chelsea still have a host of injury issues. Reece James, Carney Chukwuemeka, Benoit Badiashile, Romeo Lavia, Christopher Nkunku, Trevoh Chalobah Wesley Fofana are all out injured.

Aston Villa team news

In  Out Doubtful
Tyrone Mings, Emiliano Buendia, Diego Carlos, Timothy Iroegbunam Bertrand Traore

Unai Emery will be hoping to call upon Bertrand Traore, with the former Chelsea player close to a return. However, Tyrone Mings, Emiliano Buendia, Diego Carlos and Timothy Iroegbunam are all out.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa head-to-head record

  • 1 April 2023 – Chelsea 0-2 Aston Villa – Premier League
  • 16 October 2023 – Aston Villa 0-2 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 26 December 2021 – Aston Villa 1-3 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 22 September 2021 – Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa – EFL Cup
  • 11 September 2021 – Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa – Premier League

After going four games without defeat over Aston Villa, including three wins and a penalty-shootout victory, Chelsea lost the most recent meeting. The Blues were beaten 2-0 by Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge in April, losing to goals from Ollie Watkins and John McGinn.

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