Chelsea vs Aston Villa
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Chelsea’s incredible and inspiring winning streak had come to an end in the league against Manchester City, and they followed it up with an unexpected loss at home to West Ham. This has put the Blues in a tricky spot, and they are forced to secure a win this Wednesday at any cost. Considering that they will have the support of Stamford Bridge, against a newly-promoted, and off-performing Aston Villa, a win looks likely for Chelsea.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Head-to-head (h2h)
- Chelsea won the past four games in a row.
- Eight of the previous nine clashes saw Aston Villa conceding two or more goals.
- The last time these two met, Chelsea won on the road, 0-4.
- At this venue, it’s been eight years since the guests have recorded a triumph.
- In fact, since 1998, Aston Villa have won away from home just twice.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Prediction
Chelsea tried their best to bounce back against West Ham, after their loss to City. However, at this same venue, the guests recorded a narrow 0-1 win. Meanwhile, Aston Villa piled on the misery of Manchester United, as they held the Red Devils to a 2-2 draw at the Old Trafford the prior game week.
This Wednesday, consider that the situation almost demands a mandatory win from the Blues. Their spot in the top-most is being threatened, and the team needs a huge and swift win to make a statement to the whole league.
They surely do have the home advantage to support their cause, and so do they have the confidence of taking on a team much lower in stature. The truth is, Aston Villa were recently promoted to the Premier League, and are not that experienced in dealing with the trials and challenges of this league, arguably the most competitive in the world.
Moreover, Chelsea have always dominated clashes between these two, and in fact, are on a winning streak of four, both in overall games, as well as in the ones at this venue.
In addition, the last time these two met, Aston Villa had lost at their own home 0-4, and have scored a total of one goal from the previous four meetings.
Moreover, Villa are winless in their last three matches on the road this season and have conceded twice or more in all three. Finally, they are placed 15th in the table, with a single win from their past five fixtures, whereas their counterparts are placed in the Champions-League zone, and are easily one of the best teams in the competition as well.
Taking into account all these factors, expect Frank Lampard’s men to play this match as if it was a final, and do their best to ensure the three points. Building on that note, Chelsea will take no chances, and will try to dominate from the first minute itself.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Chelsea/ Chelsea @ 1.83 (5/6)
Chelsea to Score in First Half @ 1.40 (2/5).