Chelsea and Aston Villa will meet in the 16th round of the Premier League. Chelsea plays in a changeable form, but Lampard is a great coach, and he has to raise the self-confidence of some players. The guests, after a great start in the Premier League, lost several matches. They occupy position nine on the table, and they want to challenge one of the continental spots.
December 28th, 2020 – 18:30
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Chelsea vs Aston Villa Predictions
Chelsea won 2-1 both at home and away last season, with the most recent match seeing goals from Olivier Giroud, Christian Pulisic and, for Villa, Kortney Hause. Both managers are expected to rotate heavily, and following an ankle injury to Ben Chilwell, Frank Lampard may be forced into handing a rare start to Marcos Alonso. The Chelsea manager may be able to welcome back Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Reece James, who missed out against West Ham, with the players coming back from injury at just the right time. Despite winning their most recent match against West Ham, Frank Lampard’s side looked shaky, relying on a few fortunate late goals to secure the result. Mateo Kovačić has excellent ball control, he can play in several positions, and every team needs such a player. Mason Mount plays fantastic and creates a lot of problems for the opponent’s defense. Many teams are ready to give a fortune for the arrival of this guy. Callum Hudson-Odoi is a tremendous player, and in the one-on-one game, he is unstoppable. Olivier Giroud helps young players with his experience, and the fans adore this man.
Villa hadn’t beaten Chelsea since March 2014, when Fabian Delph scored the game’s only goal, and Chelsea ended with nine men after Willian and Ramires were both sent off in the second half. Ross Barkley is ineligible to play against his parent club, although Bertrand Traore can return to face his former side. Dean Smith has been reluctant to make significant changes to his starting XI this season and is without Trezeguet through injury. Conor Hourihane may be handed a start in order to add legs to the midfield, with the manager potentially moving to a 4-3-3 formation. Dean Smith’s side’s strong start to the season may have been somewhat derailed in the past few weeks. However, they appear to be getting back to their best and are unbeaten in their past three. Grealish is the best player in Villa, and many clubs want him. Anwar El-Ghazi is a great player, he has good dribbles, and his greatest virtue is speed. Ollie Watkins is a great striker, he scored six times, and more goals are expected from this guy.
Chelsea is the favorite in this match, and they have to show strength. The attackers are eager for goals, and here is an opportunity to make their fans happy.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. This clash should be a real treat for all football fans.