EPL Preview: Chelsea vs Aston Villa, Key-stats, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction

Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea against Arsenal-22.08.2021
Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea against Arsenal-22.08.2021 - IMAGO / Offside Sports Photography

Chelsea will play their fourth game of the 2021/21 Premier League season when they welcome Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge this weekend. 

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Key Statistics

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last ten games in all competition

Since his arrival, only Manchester City have won more PL points than Thomas Tuchel.

Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last three games 

They have scored at least two goals in four straight PL games

Head to head

The last five meetings between both sides has produced three Chelsea wins and one win for Aston Villa.

Latest Performances (90 minutes, starting from recent match)

Chelsea: D-W-W-D-D-W (Goals for 11, Goals against 5)

Aston Villa: D-W-W-L-W-W (Goals for 17, Goals against 5)


After holding on to grab a point in their last game against Liverpool, Chelsea will hope to continue their impressive start to the season when they welcome Chelsea to Stamford Bridge this weekend.

The Blues have been marked as one of the title favourites this season due to their transfer activity.

Thomas Tuchel’s side can match Man chest United’s record of 600 wins if they take all three points here. A win will also see them record seven wins in eight home PL games. 

They will also see this as an opportunity to avenge Aston Villa for their loss in the last game of last season. 

Possible Chelsea starting line-ups

Edouard Mendy; Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta; Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Marcos Alonso, Reece James; Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Romelu Lukaku.

Aston Villa 

Despite losing Jack Grealish to Manchester City in a mage transfer this past summer, Aston Villa have regrouped and are looking to march towards the top six positions of the table. 

Dean Smith’s side head into this tie with two wins from three games (D1) and have failed to score only once in their last ten games. 

Meanwhile, the addition of Danny Ings from Southampton has further solidified their threat in front of the goal and makes them difficult to write off.

They will take courage from their last meeting with Chelsea. However, they have not won back-to-back games against Chelsea since 1993 and might be unable to match their much better hosts.

Possible Aston Villa line-ups

Emiliano Martinez; Ashley Young, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Matthew Cash; Jacob Ramsey, Marvelous Nakamba, John McGinn, Emiliano Buendia; Anwar El-Ghazi, Danny Ings.


Chelsea win : Draw : Aston Villa win :: 76% : 16% : 8%


Aston Villa caused Chelsea an upset the last time both teams met. But the quality of Chelsea means that they are favourites for this match. Tuchel’s men are one of the title favourites for the title this season and will be looking to take all three points to ensure that they stay around the top of the table.

Chelsea 2-0 Aston Villa