Chelsea and Aston Villa measure forces at Stamford Bridge, in a match for the 15th round of the Premier League. There is only a record of 1 direct confrontation in the last 3 years between these two teams, in 02‑04-2016, which ended with Chelsea’s victory by (0‑4). Attention to the home factor, since Chelsea usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 4th position, with 26 points won, after 8 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out against Manchester City by (2‑1). In the last game, he lost at home against West Ham United by (0-1). This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with 38 goals scored and 27 suffered; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 31 goals scored and 18 suffered. For the championship, Chelsea conquered 11 points in 21 possible, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 7 games played in their stadium. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. The team does not usually have problems to open the scoring: he scored the first goal in 11 of the last 14 matches for the Premier League, of these 11 he came to the break in advantage in 6 and managed to keep the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 8 .
Chelsea comes to this match after a 0-1 loss against West Ham, which added the second consecutive day without losing in the Premier League. Playing at home, the local club has only added 3 victories in 7 games. In this match against Aston Villa, coach Frank Lampard must maintain his usual tactical system, 4-3-3, favoring a more organized style of play, however, in some moments of the match he must act in a more direct way. Striker Tammy Abraham is Chelsea’s top scorer, with 10 goals scored. For this match, the local coach cannot count on Loftus-Cheek and Rudiger, both with physical problems.
Aston Villa :
The visiting team is currently in 15th position, with 15 points won, after 4 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home against Newcastle United by (2-0). In the last game, they tied out against Manchester United by (2-2). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses as a visitor, with 36 goals scored and 21 suffered; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 25 goals scored and 14 suffered. In its last 7 away matches for the championship Aston Villa records 1 victory, 1 draw and 5 losses, so it conquered 4 points in 21 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so he has not presented great defensive strength, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 14 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 comeback. In the last 10 home games for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they suffered 7 of their 17 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘) and 6 of their 17 between (61′-75’).
Aston Villa comes for this match after 2-2 as a visitor, in the visit to the Manchester United stadium, adding up the second consecutive day without losing in this competition: the team’s goals were scored by Mings and Grealish. In this game as a visitor, coach Dean Smith must choose a more cautious strategy, looking for spaces to fight back. Midfielder John McGinn is one of the most important players in the tactical scheme of Aston Villa, being this athlete responsible for creating the offensive process. Wesley is the best gunner of this formation, with 4 goals scored. For this game the coach cannot count on Guilbert, suspended, in addition to Steer and Davis, for physical problems.