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Aston Villa vs Chelsea Predictions

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Tip Reasoning

  • Aston Villa have won four of their six games since Steven Gerrard took the reins.
  • Aston Villa have only lost one of their last four meetings with Chelsea.
  • Chelsea have only won one of their last four Premier League games.
  • Chelsea have drawn four of their last eight league matches, with three of those being 1-1 draws.

Villains looking strong under Gerrard

Aston Villa got back to winning ways at Carrow Road last time out and, with Steven Gerrard looking back on a fantastic first month in charge of the Villains, they have every chance of walking away from Boxing Day’s clash with Chelsea with a point or more.

Villa have won four of their six games since Gerrard’s arrival and their only two defeats – to Manchester City and Liverpool – were both narrow ones with plenty of positives to take from them.

This run has lifted Villa into the top-half of the table once more and to within five points of the top six. Not only that, but they have relatively few selection concerns when you compare it to the rest of the league.

Injury-hit Chelsea suffer downturn in form

Chelsea can’t boast the same good fortune, however. The Blues are expected to be without Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell on Sunday, while up to four other players could also be sidelined.

This has had an impact on their form, but even before the selection crisis Thomas Tuchel’s side were on a downward trajectory. Their draw at Wolves last weekend made it just one win from their last four Premier League games and they are now six points adrift of league-leaders Manchester City.

Back the hosts to get something on Sunday

The value on Sunday looks to lie in the home team and with Villa losing just one of their last four meetings with Chelsea I’m backing the hosts to get something from this Boxing Day showdown.

Two of these four meetings have ended in 1-1 draws and Chelsea have drawn their last two league games. The Blues have three 1-1 stalemates in their last eight league outings, so that’s my pick for a correct score prediction.

  • Four of the last five Premier League meetings between these sides have seen both teams score
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in nine of their last ten matches in the Premier League

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