Premier League: Chelsea v Aston Villa match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea host Aston Villa following a convincing 2-0 opening day victory against Hull. Oscar and Lampard were on the score sheet for Chelsea on Sunday and manager Jose Mourinho will be hoping for another convincing win against a team Chelsea beat 8-0 the last time they played at Stamford Bridge.

Aston Villa go into the game in a positive mood following their excellent 3-1 win against Arsenal on Saturday. Villa’s frontline in-particular drew praise from manager Paul Lambert; “the front three lads in particular are a handful for any team,” and he will be hoping they pose similar problems for Chelsea’s defence on Wednesday. However, Villa fans will be concerned that their team has conceded fourteen goals in their last three meetings against Chelsea.

 

KICK-OFF: Wednesday, 7.45pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS...

Aston Villa 1 (Benteke) Chelsea 2 (Lampard 2), Premier League, May 2013

Chelsea 8 (Torres, Luiz, Ivanovic, Lampard, Ramires 2, Oscar, Hazard) Aston Villa 0, Premier League, December 2012

Aston Villa 2 (Collins, Lichaj) Chelsea 4 (Sturridge, Ivanovic 2, Torres), Premier League, March 2012

 

STATS…

There have been 132 league meetings between the teams. Both teams have won fifty each with thirty-two draws.

Aston Villa have conceded fourteen goals in their last three games against Chelsea.

Aston Villa have only won two of their last ten meetings with Chelsea, their last victory coming in December 2011.

 

ODDS…

Chelsea to win: 0.25

Aston Villa to win: 10.0

Draw: 4.5

 

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