With Lampard’s men looking fragile at the back, Al Hain-Cole expects them to share the scoresheet with the Villans at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday
Chelsea will be determined to return to winning ways when they welcome Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge in Wednesday’s Premier League clash.
Frank Lampard’s men come into this match having suffered back-to-back defeats, following up a rather unfortunate 2-1 loss at Manchester City by losing 1-0 at home to West Ham.
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However, having won eight of their last nine matches against this opposition, they are 2/7 (1.29) favourites with bet365 to bounce back by coming out on top here.
The Villans have won just one of their last 15 visits to this ground but can be backed at 9/1 (10.00) to pull off a shock win in this one.
None of the last 10 meetings between this pair have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 19/4 (5.75) on this one finishing up all square.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Team News
Tammy Abraham is hoping to return after missing the West Ham defeat due to injury, although Antonio Rudiger and Ross Barkley remain doubtful and Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a long-term absentee.
Frederic Guilbert is suspended after picking up his fifth booking of the season at the weekend, while Anwar El Ghazi is also unlikely due to sustaining an injury in the same game – joining Jota, Jed Steer and Keinan Davis on the sidelines.
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Having seemingly tightened up at the back by keeping clean sheets in three consecutive home league games prior to the West Ham defeat, the Blues appear to have reverted to their fragile early season form.
One clean sheet in eight fixtures is hardly encouraging form for a match against Dean Smith’s men, who have only failed to score once in 11 matches – hitting the net 22 times in that run.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Tips and Predictions
Indeed, odds of 3/4 (1.75) seem almost too good to pass up on both teams getting on target for Chelsea’s eighth game in nine, as well as a 10th in 12 for Aston Villa.
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Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 3/4 (1.75) with bet365