Chelsea vs Aston Villa Prediction 26.01.2024

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  • Competition: FA Cup - Fourth Round
  • Date: Friday, 26th, January 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UK / 20.45 CET
  • Venue: Stamford Bridge (London)

Chasing a double success in the English Cup, Chelsea will be battling for progression in the fifth round of the FA Cup against the Premier League surprise package Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Friday.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa Betting Tips: Chelsea to Win

Mauricio Pochettino's squad has booked a spot in the League Cup final after resiliently overturning a one-goal deficit against Middlesbrough to crush their Championship rivals in a stunning 6-1 triumph in the return leg, where they will vie for the silverware against the winner of the clash between Fulham and Liverpool.

Riding the momentum from an exceptional display in the Carabao Cup second-leg semifinal, Chelsea will aim to once again dazzle their loyal fans, even though facing an incomparably superior side to Boro, hoping to cruise into the fifth round of the oldest English competition for the first time since the 2021-22 campaign when they were finalists.

In their quest for FA Cup advancement, the Blues hold promising odds, having reached the final three times in the last four editions of this tournament – despite falling short in all three – and showcasing recent dominance on home ground with an impressive streak of six straight victories in various competitions.

Even more impressively, the West London side has finely tuned its targeting devices recently, shaking the opponent's net a remarkable 11 times over the last three official affairs at home, and they'll strive to carry that attacking momentum into Saturday to sidestep a third consecutive setback against the Birmingham outfit.

On the verge of a rematch with Chelsea's Carabao Cup semifinal opponents, the Birmingham Lions managed to breach Middlesbrough's defensive wall in the FA Cup third-round clash in the drowning moments, putting an end to a disheartening streak of seven consecutive third-round eliminations in the world's oldest competition.

Despite embarking on a fairy-tale campaign, sitting fourth with just five points adrift of the table-toppers Liverpool, there's been a subtle dip in performances for Unai Emery's men lately, as the thrilling five-goal comeback against Burnley in the 89th minute stands as their sole triumph in the past four league fixtures.

The importance of playing on their home turf in these single-elimination cup duels is crystal clear for any team, and that includes Chelsea in this case. We're optimistic that Mauricio Pochettino will devise a strategy to eliminate Aston Villa from the FA Cup, particularly given the Birmingham-based club's recent loss of attacking prowess.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Chelsea

    0 : 1

    Aston Villa

    Premier League

  2. Chelsea

    0 : 2

    Aston Villa

    Premier League

  3. Aston Villa

    1 : 0

    Chelsea

    Club Friendlies 1

  4. Aston Villa

    0 : 2

    Chelsea

    Premier League

  5. Aston Villa

    1 : 3

    Chelsea

    Premier League

Chelsea

Chelsea team news

A welcome announcement for Chelsea's boss Mauricio Pochettino is the absence of any midweek injury concerns, meaning the Argentine will have all eleven players available who decimated Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge with an emphatic 6-1 win.

Overall, nursing injuries and remaining on the sidelines are Robert Sanchez, Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella, Reece James, Romeo Lavia, Lesley Ugochukwu, and Christopher Nkunku, along with forward Nicolas Jackson, currently defending the title with Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Last matches of Chelsea

  1. Chelsea

    6 : 1

    Middlesbrough

    Carabao Cup

  2. Chelsea

    1 : 0

    Fulham

    Premier League

  3. Middlesbrough

    1 : 0

    Chelsea

    Carabao Cup

  4. Chelsea

    4 : 0

    Preston North End

    FA Cup

  5. Luton Town F.C.

    2 : 3

    Chelsea

    Premier League

Chelsea lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 28

    Djordje Petrovic

Defenders

  • 21

    Ben Chilwell

  • 26

    Levi Colwill

  • 6

    Thiago Silva

  • 2

    Axel Disasi

Midfielders

  • 8

    Enzo Fernandez

  • 25

    Moises Caicedo

  • 10

    Mykhaylo Mudryk

  • 20

    Cole Palmer

  • 7

    Raheem Sterling

Forwards

  • 19

    Armando Broja

Aston Villa

Aston Villa team news

Meanwhile, Aston Villa will travel to Stamford Bridge without the services of long-term absent duo Tyrone Mings and Emiliano Buendia, while a hamstring injury might rule out Lucas Digne for the fourth consecutive match.

The list of sidelined players doesn't stop here, with Pau Torres and Jacob Ramsey both questionable due to recent injuries, while Bertrand Traore is also out after making it through to the AFCON knockout round with his Burkina Faso side, finishing second in Group D.

Last matches of Aston Villa

  1. Everton

    0 : 0

    Aston Villa

    Premier League

  2. Middlesbrough

    0 : 1

    Aston Villa

    FA Cup

  3. Aston Villa

    3 : 2

    Burnley

    Premier League

  4. Manchester United

    3 : 2

    Aston Villa

    Premier League

  5. Aston Villa

    1 : 1

    Sheffield United

    Premier League

Aston Villa lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Emiliano Martinez

Defenders

  • 15

    Alex Moreno

  • 17

    Clement Lenglet

  • 3

    Diego Carlos

  • 4

    Ezri Konsa

Midfielders

  • 44

    Boubacar Kamara

  • 6

    Douglas Luiz

  • 19

    Moussa Diaby

  • 7

    John McGinn

  • 31

    Leon Bailey

Forwards

  • 11

    Ollie Watkins

3 Reasons why we expect Chelsea to Win

  1. Chelsea has secured seven consecutive home victories across all competitions.
  2. Chelsea has scored two or more goals in eight out of the last nine home matches.
  3. Aston Villa has clinched only one victory in the previous four league matches.

Main prediction Chelsea - Aston Villa

Chelsea to win

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Chelsea vs Aston Villa - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on beIN Sports Max (Fra), COSMOTE Sport, Diema Sport, Discovery+ (Den), Eleven Sports 2 (Pol), Eleven Sports (Bel), Setanta Sports (Ukr), Spiler2 TV, Sport TV2 (Por), SuperSport, TV3 MAX, Viaplay (Den), Viaplay (Fin), Viaplay (Nor), Viaplay (Swe), V Sport Fotbool (Swe), Ziggo Sport Voetbal

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Who is Chelsea's player to watch?

Cole Palmer represents the biggest threat in the final third of the field for the Blues, adding two more goals to his tally in a convincing 6-1 victory against Middlesbrough, bringing his season total to 11 goals.

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Who is Aston Villa's player to watch?

Ollie Watkins is the main attacking force for Aston Villa this season, having scored 14 goals in various competitions to date.