Chelsea and Aston Villa will meet Chelsea and Aston Villa on Saturday 11 September in London at Stamford Bridge in Round 4 of the FA Championship.
Chelsea Football Club.
Chelsea finished the 2020/2021 season in fourth place. For this result, for the most part, the Blues should be grateful to Leicester, whose players frankly failed the finish of the season. Do not forget that the aristocrats in the middle of the season were picked up by Thomas Tuchel, who replaced the head coach of Frank Lampard. And I must say, he did it very confidently, climbing to the fourth line in the Premier League and winning the Champions League against Manchester City (1: 0). The aristocrats also emerged victorious in the UEFA Super Cup, beating Villarreal (1-1, 6-5 pens). Chelsea started off well this season with two wins against Crystal Palace (3-0) and dead Arsenal (2-0). In the final round, the aristocrats scored a draw with Liverpool (1: 1), where the Reds dominated, but the well-placed defense from the German coach was able to withstand.
Football club “Aston Villa”.
Aston Villa finished the previous season in 11th place with 55 points. This season, the team is also on the 11th line with 4 points scored in the piggy bank. Dean Smith’s guys lost in the opening round to Watford (2: 3), defeated Newcastle (2: 0) and in the last round drove a draw with Premier League debutant Brentford (1: 1). Against the background of the rest of the players, Danny Ings shows himself most vividly, having scored two goals in three matches. The team in recent seasons is either closer to the relegation zone, or is simply fighting for the elite division in the Championship (3 seasons from 2015 to 2019). It looks like this season will be no exception.
Forecast for the match Chelsea – Aston Villa.
The statistics of the last meetings of these two teams is clearly not in Villa’s favor and looks like this:
05/23/2021 Aston Villa – Chelsea 2: 1;
12/28/2020 Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa;
06/21/2020 Aston Villa – Chelsea 1: 2;
12/04/2019 Chelsea – Aston Villa 2: 1;
04/02/2016 Aston Villa – Chelsea 0-4.
Both teams are now in different emotional and physical states. Chelsea in the offseason received a serious boost in the person of Lukaku and Saul, started the season well and most likely the aristocrats will fight this season for the Premier League gold. The team has everything for this: a competent head coach, an excellent selection of players and a favorable atmosphere in the team.
Aston Villa started the season, like many of its last seasons: neither shaky nor roll. The team collected a victory, a draw and a defeat.
For both teams, this game is very important: for Chelsea it is a chance to step up the standings and not let go of the leaders, and for Aston Villa it is an opportunity to strengthen its current position. Chelsea is the undisputed favorite of the game in terms of play and composition, but the Premier League is so good that in any match a team from the bottom of the standings can take points from the leaders. Bookmakers give preference to Tuchel’s team. The main markets offered by 1xbet app download for android bookmaker for this game:
Chelsea win – 1.30;
Aston Villa’s victory – 10.0;
Draw – 5.40;
Both will score – 2.29;
TB (2.5) – 1.76;
Home (-1.5) – 1.88
Probable outcome: W1, TB (2.5), both to score