FM Preview: Chelsea v Aston Villa 02 Jan 2011

Last updated : 01 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Chelsea v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Villans will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2010, with Chelsea annihilating their visitors 7 - 1 in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 16 OctAston Villa0 - 0ChelseaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 6 conceded.

In complete contrast to Chelsea, Aston Villa are having a torrid time on their travels, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Villans have conceded 13 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Chelsea's total of 34 points from their 19 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Aston Villa find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 19 matches.

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

Villans are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Chelsea. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Aston Villa Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.