The Blues are desperate to avoid the fourth defeat in five games when they welcome the in-form Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. Here is our Chelsea vs Aston Villa Preview for this Monday’s Premier League clash.
Chelsea Recent Form & Team News
Despite some bad results of late, Chelsea are one of the most improved home sides in the Premier League. The Blues averaged 2.25 points per home league match in 2020, which is quite an improvement from the 1.32 points per PL game at Stamford Bridge in 2019.
Chelsea scored the opening goal of the game in the first 30 minutes in each of their previous five PL victories, which means they could enter this game furiously. A period between 20-29 minute has been very fruitful for Frank Lampard’s side, as they scored three goals in that sequence in the last five matches.
Player to watch: Tammy Abraham opened the scoring in last season’s H2H encounter at this venue.
Frank Lampard doesn’t have any new injury-related concerns. Hakim Ziyech is the only questionable player with a thigh injury.
Aston Villa Recent Form & Team News
Aston Villa fans will be encouraged by the fact that the Lions recorded their previous victory at this stadium on New Years’ Eve 2011. Villa concluded that year with a 3-1 win, which turned out to be solitary in their last 16 visits here (W1, D3, L12). Still, they hope to close this year with a win at Chelsea again. They allowed 3.75 goals per game in the previous eight losses at Stamford Bridge, six of which saw them lose by a +1 handicap.
The visitors won five (L1) of their last six PL matches on the road. The previous four victories saw Aston Villa average 1.00 goals per game in the final ten minutes. Villa scored from a penalty spot in that same late span in the last two matches. The Lions haven’t conceded a goal in each of the last four games.
Player to watch: Anwar El Ghazi accounts for both of Villa’s penalty goals mentioned before in their last two Premier League wins on the road.
Dean Smith will be without Tyrone Mings (suspension), Trezeguet (thigh), and Wesley (knee). Ross Barkley is questionable with a thigh injury.
This is not all we prepared for Monday’s Premier League action. Alongside this Chelsea vs Aston Villa Preview, we also offer you a chance to check out confirmed lineups and LIVE stream link. All you have to do is to return shortly before the kick-off!
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Confirmed Lineups
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