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Chelsea v Aston Villa: Match facts
Chelsea have won nine of their last 11 Premier League games against Aston Villa D1 L1, with the only defeat in that run coming at Villa Park on the final
day of the 2020-21 campaign.
Ollie Watkins has either scored or assisted 3 in 11 of his last 15 Premier League games for Aston Villa, although he’s only made more appearances against Leeds 6 than he has against Chelsea 5 without scoring in the competition.
Following his goal at West Ham, Ollie Watkins became the first Aston Villa player to score in four successive away Premier League appearances since Dwight Yorke in March-May 1998. A goal in this game would see him become the first Villa player to net in five successive Premier League appearances on the road.
Mason Mount scored both of Chelsea’s goals in their 2-0 win at Villa Park in the reverse fixture.
He could become the fifth Chelsea player to score home and away against Aston Villa in a single Premier League campaign and just the second Englishman to do so after Frank Lampard in 2012-13.
Chelsea’s Premier League games have seen the fewest goals this season 57 – 29 GF, 28 GA, with Stamford Bridge also seeing the fewest of any venue 26 goals in total.
Since Unai Emery’s first away Premier League game in charge of Aston Villa a 2-1 win at Brighton in November,
only Man City 16 and Arsenal 15 have picked up more points on the road than the Villans 13 – W4 D1 L1.
Only Manchester City 584 and Arsenal 423 have had more open play sequences with 10+ passes than Chelsea 422 this season in the Premier League,
while the Blues allow their opponents on average a league-low 9.4 passes per defensive action, highlighting their intense press out of possession.
Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games W3 D1, keeping a clean sheet in each of those three wins.
They last went five without defeat in the competition in December 2020, with the last game in that sequence coming at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea 1-1.
Chelsea have won two of their last three Premier League games D1, as many wins as in their previous 15 combined D6 L7.
Indeed, the Blues have scored as many goals in their last three leagues matches 6 as they had in their previous 12.
Aston Villa have won just one of their last 17 Premier League away games against Chelsea D4 L12,
losing six of the last seven since a 3-1 victory in December 2011.
The west Londoners progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals following a 2-0
win over Borussia Dortmund either side of morale-boosting top-flight victories over Leeds and Leicester.
But a late Everton equaliser in a 2-2 draw in the last game before the break kept Chelsea languishing in tenth.
The Blues are one spot above a resurgent Villa, who have won three of their last four under Unai Emery with their last defeat coming in mid-February.
Chelsea v Aston Villa: Date and kick-off time
This Premier League clash is set for Saturday, April 1.
Chelsea v Aston Villa: Team news
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Loftus-Cheek, Koulibaly, Cucurella, James, Fernandez, Kovacic, Chilwell, Havertz, Mudryk, Felix
Subs: Badiashile, Kante, Pulisic, Bettinelli, Chalobah, Mount, Gallagher, Chukwuemeka, Madueke
Aston Villa: Martinez, Young, Konsa, Mings, Moreno, Luiz, Kamara, McGinn, Buendia, Ramsey, Watkins
Subs: Diego Carlos, Traore, Chambers, Duran, Digne, Bailey, Dendoncker, Sinisalo, Wright
Referee: Andrew Madley
Chelsea v Aston Villa: What has been said?
Villa manager Emery on Potter’s future: “They (Chelsea) have very good players and their coach (Potter) is amazing.
“His work in Brighton was amazing and he needs time to adapt his ideas to Chelsea. Progressively, they are doing better.
“He deserved to take a step ahead with a team like Chelsea – They are progressing, and everything he did in Brighton he can do in Chelsea.
He needs time, he needs matches and to know his players better.”
It is taking place at Stamford Bridge and kick-off is at 5:30pm.
Chelsea v Aston Villa: TV channel and live stream
This match will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League and their coverage will start at 5pm.
Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.
If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £11.99.
Updates will also be live on talkSPORT throughout the evening.
To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.
u can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.