FM Preview: Aston Villa v Chelsea 16 Oct 2010

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History of the Aston Villa v Chelsea fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain Chelsea at Villa Park at tea-time on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 67 games played, Villans have recorded 33 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 15 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was less than a year ago, in October 2009, the Villans carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 10 AprAston Villa0 - 3ChelseaFAC
2009/2010Sat 27 MarChelsea7 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2009/2010Sat 17 OctAston Villa2-1ChelseaPREM
2008/2009Sat 21 FebAston Villa0 - 1ChelseaPREM
2008/2009Sun 05 OctChelsea2 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Wed 26 DecChelsea4 - 4Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Sun 02 SepAston Villa2 - 0ChelseaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 6 conceded.

The Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, picking up four victories from the last six. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the Blues scoring 16 and conceding 5.

Aston Villa lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 10 points from their 7 games so far. Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 18 points from the 7 games played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Aston Villa are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Chelsea 10 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 22 outings ago.