Aston Villa vs Chelsea prediction 07.02.2024

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

1 : 3

Chelsea

Chelsea

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  • Competition: FA Cup 1/16 Finals, replay game
  • Date: Wednesday, 7th February 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
  • Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham)

We can safely say that Unai Emery totally reshaped Aston Villa. Last year, he managed to get them into the European competition, finishing 7th and securing the Europa Conference League. This season, the Villans are playing even better as they are now 4th with 46 points from 23 matches - only five away from the top spot. They also did great in the ECL, reaching the 1/8 Finals pretty easily. Lately, their form hasn't been great, but the latest win (5:0) over Sheffield United will surely give them a boost.

After years of being among the best teams in England, Chelsea had a really disappointing last season, finishing 12th. This season, even though they invested a lot of money and made significant changes, little to nothing has changed. They have a young, talented squad, but it seems they are too inexperienced for this level of competition. Once again, the Blues are looking like a mid-table team as they are 11th with 31 points, nowhere near the Champions League spots. At this moment, they are 15 points away from Aston Villa and the Champions League spot. 

Aston Villa vs Chelsea pick: Aston Villa to (AH 0) win

This season, Aston Villa are playing good, offensive football. But the most impressive thing about them is their home record. At Villa Park, they are simply incredible, winning 13 of 16 matches (81%) in all competitions. Yes, they did lose the last game vs Newcastle 3:1 at home, but they played well and deserved at least one point. At Villa Park, they have already beaten teams like Manchester City and Arsenal, and we have high expectations from them vs Chelsea in this replay game.

Chelsea's defense totally collapsed in the last two games. They lost back-to-back games vs Wolves and Liverpool while allowing eight goals! Away from home, Chelsea have been really bad lately, losing six of seven games in all competitions! 

In the first game of the FA Cup 1/16 Finals, we saw a 0:0 draw. But now, at Villa Park, considering everything above, we believe that the Villans are much closer to winning the match and advancing to the 1/8 Finals of the FA Cup.

Aston Villa vs Chelsea Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Chelsea

    0 : 0

    Aston Villa

    FA Cup

  2. Chelsea

    0 : 1

    Aston Villa

    Premier League

  3. Chelsea

    0 : 2

    Aston Villa

    Premier League

  4. Aston Villa

    1 : 0

    Chelsea

    Club Friendlies 1

  5. Aston Villa

    0 : 2

    Chelsea

    Premier League

Aston Villa

Aston Villa team news

Due to injuries, the players who missed the previous games will remain sidelined: Emiliano Buenadia, Tyrone Mings, Jhon Duran, Lucas Digne, Pau Torres, and Nicolo Zaniolo. 

After a 5:0 win over Sheffield United, coach Unai Emery spoke to the media. He was delighted his players continued to play seriously after a stunning first half when they scored four goals in the first half of the game. "When you win like that overall, we have to be happy, but in the next matches, we are not always going to be comfortable like that, and we have to be serious in our gameplan and be responsible," the coach added.

Last matches of Aston Villa

  1. Sheffield United

    0 : 5

    Aston Villa

    Premier League

  2. Aston Villa

    1 : 3

    Newcastle United

    Premier League

  3. Chelsea

    0 : 0

    Aston Villa

    FA Cup

  4. Everton

    0 : 0

    Aston Villa

    Premier League

  5. Middlesbrough

    0 : 1

    Aston Villa

    FA Cup

Aston Villa lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Emiliano Martinez

Defenders

  • 2

    Matty Cash

  • 4

    Ezri Konsa

  • 17

    Clement Langlet

  • 15

    Alex Moreno

Midfielders

  • 6

    Luiz Douglas

  • 7

    John McGinn

  • 44

    Boubacar Kamara

Forwards

  • 31

    Leon Bailey

  • 11

    Olie Watkins

  • 8

    Youri Tilemans

Chelsea

Chelsea team news

Wesley Fofana, Lesley Ugochukwu, Reece James, Marc Cucurella, Romeo Lavia, Robert Sanchez, and Trevoh Chalobah will remain sidelined due to injuries. On the other hand, Levi Colwill might recover on time after missing three consecutive games with a knee injury.

After a 4:2 loss vs Wolves at Stamford Bridge, coach Pochettino apologized to Chelsea's fans for such a poor performance. He said they had some chances for 2:2 but couldn't convert them. "We started to play with nervousness and made rash decisions. We need to reset and be ready for the FA Cup on Wednesday against Aston Villa," the coach added. 

Also, it seems that Chelsea fans are slowly losing faith in Pochettino. Against Wolves, the fans started shouting Jose Mournho's name. It is clear they want him back at the club after he finished his journey with AS Roma. 

Last matches of Chelsea

  1. Chelsea

    2 : 4

    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Premier League

  2. Liverpool

    4 : 1

    Chelsea

    Premier League

  3. Chelsea

    0 : 0

    Aston Villa

    FA Cup

  4. Chelsea

    6 : 1

    Middlesbrough

    Carabao Cup

  5. Chelsea

    1 : 0

    Fulham

    Premier League

Chelsea lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 28

    Djordje Petrovic

Defenders

  • 27

    Malo Gusto

  • 2

    Alex Disasi

  • 6

    Thiago Silva

  • 21

    Benjamin Chilwell

Midfielders

  • 25

    Moises Caicedo

  • 23

    Conor Gallagher

  • 8

    Enzo Fernandez

Forwards

  • 20

    Cole Palmer

  • 15

    Nicolas Jackson

  • 7

    Raheem Sterling

3 Reasons why Aston Villa should (AH 0) win

  1. Aston Villa lost once in the last six games
  2. Aston Villa won 81% of their home games this season
  3. Chelsea lost six of the last seven road games

Main prediction Aston Villa - Chelsea

AH1 (0)

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winrate

55% winrate

wins

5 wins in a row

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Aston Villa vs Chelsea - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the Arena Sport channel.

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How much is the average xG for Aston Villa this season?

The average xG for Aston Villa in the league this season is 1.62.

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How much is the average xG for Chelsea this season?

The average xG for Chelsea in the league this season is 1.49.