Aston Villa v Chelsea: Premier League Action on Match-day 11
Villa Park sees Sunday action as Villa take on Chelsea – 2:00pm GMT.
With Champion’s League positions always a key motivation, fourth placed Chelsea remain in contention as they travel to sixteenth placed Villa.
It’s nine points so far for Aston Villa this season, going into this game
Also, Villa have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. With a sixteenth position in the league and 2 wins, 4 losses and 3 draws, they currently have nine points in the League having won two meetings, drawn three games, and lost four meetings.
Playing at home, Villa have won two games, drawn one game, and lost one game.
A win in this fixture, would take Aston Villa’s points from 9 to 12, so far this season.
Going into Sunday’s game, Steven Gerrard without four of his players, due to illness or injury.
Chelsea arrive at this fixture, having secured 16 points so far this season
It was three points secured for Chelsea in their last fixture, beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Also, that’s a run of three wins for Chelsea, a rich vein of form that has drastically improved their Premier League position. With 16 points (5W, 2L and 1D), they are established in fourth position in the League having won five fixtures, drawn one game, and lost two matches.
Chelsea will travel to Villa with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with two victories and two losses.
Victory for Chelsea would take their points tally to 19 so far this season.
Good Attacking Performance
They have a good scoring average of 13 goals (12 from open play and one penalty). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Raheem Sterling (3), Kai Havertz (2), and Jorginho (1). Chelsea have conceded 10 goals.
Graham Potter could be missing up to three of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.
Aston Villa v Chelsea – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Chelsea with a greater number of wins. In the last 57 meetings, they have enjoyed 30 victories, to Villa’s 13 wins. Additionally, Chelsea have left Villa with a win on seven out of 13 games. Their most recent encounter in this competition The Blues delivered a 1-3 away win.
For Villa, Douglas Luiz has nettedone goal in nine League games this campaign, while Raheem Sterling contributed withthree goals in eight League fixtures so far for Chelsea.
Other standout players for Villa are Douglas Luiz and Danny Ings with one goals each and for Chelsea are Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz with three goals both.