Mauricio Pochettino’s troops will continue their Premier League fixtures on Sunday. Therefore, Chelsea vs. Aston Villa will come into play at Stamford Bridge.
Despite the fact that the Blues are not participating in European competitions. They haven’t been dazzling impressively in the league this campaign.
Chelsea have been performing brilliantly with their all-around statistics. However, they aren’t really effective in the final thirds, which makes it difficult to score goals.
Unbelievably, the Blues haven’t beaten a top-half side in the Premier League since April 2022. They would definitely face the Villains with a high level of winning spirit.
It’s understandable that Mauricio Pochettino is dealing with many injury issues at the moment. Nevertheless, he will play to avoid a defeat at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Chelsea vs. Aston Villa is usually tough throughout the 90 minutes. Because the Lions don’t always go easy on the West London club. The game is going to be very competitive.
Surprisingly, the Blues have won just once in their previous 16 matches against the “big six” in the league. Of course, the Villains aren’t joking this campaign.
Having shared points 0-0 against Bournemouth in their last game. Mauricio Pochettino’s troops would have to win over Unai Emery’s men at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
On the other hand, Aston Villa lost their UEFA Europa Conference League game on Thursday. They lost 3-2 to Legia of Poland, despite playing their starting XI.
Therefore, Unai Emery won’t go easy on Chelsea on Sunday. He would definitely want to win over the West London club at their home in the Premier League match.
Despite their 3-2 defeat on Thursday. Leon Bailey was a nightmare for Legia in their UEFA Europa Conference League. So, the Blues would have to be prepared for him.
The Villains have lost just twice in the Premier League this season. They lost against Newcastle and Liverpool, which means Emery has enough reinforcements to hurt the Blues.
However, as regards the Chelsea vs. Aston Villa head-to-head games. The Lions are on a 2-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League. They defeated the Blues on their last trip to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs. Aston Villa team news
Frankly, Mauricio Pochettino still has many injury issues in the squad. Regardless, there are enough brilliant and talented players to face the Villains on Sunday.
Fortunately, Noni Madueke is back in training. He actually trained with the first-team during the week, so the Englishman is available for selection.
Also, Armando Broja has been training with the first-team. The Albanian youngster may be part of the squad at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
However, Benoit Badiashile now has a minor setback in his hamstring injury. As a result, the French centre-back won’t be available to face the Lions.
Carney Chukwuemeka, Reece James, and Christopher Nkunku aren’t far from returning to the team’s training. However, they won’t be available to face Aston Villa.
Also, Wesley Fofana, Roméo Lavia, and Trevoh Chalobah are still injured. They are most likely to be available after October’s international break.
In addition, Moisés Caicedo hasn’t trained with the team this week. The Ecuadorian youngster reportedly sustained a minor injury during the previous international break.
Therefore, he missed the Bournemouth match on Sunday. Meanwhile, Caicedo hasn’t trained with the team since his return from the international break.
As a result, Moisés Caicedo won’t be available to face Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. In all fairness, that is a massive blow for the West London club.
Despite the fact that Mauricio Pochettino has enough reinforcements in the midfield. He’s definitely going to miss the Ecuadorian youngster.
Moisés Caicedo didn’t miss any games at Brighton Albion because of an injury. He actually played back-to-back games for the Seagulls in all competitions.
However, he’s now unavailable at Chelsea, after his return from the international break. The Blues injury list isn’t looking good, and it would affect the team’s performance.
Except for Armando Broja and Noni Madueke. The West London club currently have 8 first-team players on the sidelines as a result of injury woes.
On the other hand, Aston Villa and Unai Emery have a few players on the sidelines. Nevertheless, the Villains are balanced to face the Blues on Sunday.
Former Chelsea player, Bertrand Traoré is most likely to be available for the game. He has already missed 4 consecutive games for the Lions.
However, the Burkina Faso international may get a few minutes against Chelsea on Sunday. Also, Emiliano Buendia is still on the sidelines due to a knee injury.
Diego Carlos won’t be available to face the Blues as a result of an injury. At the same time, Kortney Hause will miss the game because of a knee injury.
Good news for the West London club. Tyrone Mings won’t be available for the Villains; he’s currently battling with a knee injury, having missed 7 consecutive games.
Chelsea possible lineup (4-2-3-1)
Sánchez; Colwill, Silva, Disasi, Gusto; Ugochukwu, Enzo; Mudryk, Palmer, Sterling; Jackson.
Aston Villa possible lineup (4-2-3-1)
Martínez; Digne, Lenglet, Konsa, Chambers; Tielemans, Kamara; Ramsey, McGinn, Bailey; Duran.
Chelsea vs. Aston Villa predictions
The fact that the Blues are poor in the final thirds this season may affect their result on Sunday. And the Villains wouldn’t want back-to-back defeats.
Unai Emery knows how to navigate himself against top teams in the Premier League. Despite the fact that he lost to Liverpool and Newcastle this season.
Therefore, the former Arsenal gaffer won’t back down at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Which means Chelsea vs. Aston Villa predictions may end in a square.
Statistically, Mauricio Pochettino’s men are balanced defensively. But they are poor offensively, which explains their lack of goals this campaign.
Chelsea have won just once in the Premier League this season. In all fairness, they wouldn’t want to lose against the Villains at their home on Sunday.
Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa
Speaking of Premier League match-day 6. Chelsea vs. Aston Villa will kick-off at 14:00pm (BST) on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.