Chelsea will be looking to solidify their place in the top four in the Premier League on Sunday, as they travel to Villa Park. The hosts will desperately need something out of the game, as the pressure once again builds on Steven Gerrard.
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Graham Potter has enjoyed a fine start to his managerial career at Stamford Bridge, and he will be looking to maintain his unbeaten record on the road against Aston Villa on Sunday. The Blues currently sit fourth in the league standings, but are just one point clear of Manchester United.
Chelsea has picked up three straight wins in the league, and have won their previous five in all competitions since Potter’s arrival. The Blues enjoyed a very straightforward win in their previous league fixture, as they cruised to a 3-0 win against Wolves. Kai Havertz broke the deadlock on the stroke of half time, before second half goals from Christian Pulisic and Armando Broja sealed a comfortable afternoon for Chelsea.
There will be pressure on the home side in this fixture on Sunday, as the Villa look to bounce back to winning ways. Steven Gerrard’s side have been hard to beat in recent weeks, but they have picked up just one victory in their previous four fixtures. During that run, they have been held to three draws.
The Midlands side once again lacked cutting edge in the final third in their previous fixture, as they could only pick up a 1-1 draw at the City Ground against Nottingham Forest. Villa conceded inside the opening 15 minutes of that match, but struck back just seven minutes later through Ashley Young. However, they mustered two shots on target in the match.
Aston Villa vs Chelsea Head to Head
Villa has won just once in the previous ten Premier League matches between these two sides. That victory was recorded in this exact fixture in the 2020-21 season, as they claimed a 2-1 win against the Blues. However, Chelsea picked up a 3-1 win in this fixture last season, and have won two of the previous three.
Aston Villa vs Chelsea Prediction
Chelsea are on a roll at present, and that solid momentum doesn’t look like it will come to an end against a goal-shy Villa side on Sunday. We could see the Blues picking up a 2-0 win in the West Midlands this weekend.
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