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Last updated : 31 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v Chelsea fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain Chelsea at Villa Park on Wednesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 62 games played, Villans have recorded 31 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 14 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was just last season, in September 2004, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 24 SepChelsea2 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2004/2005Sun 26 DecChelsea1 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2004/2005Sat 11 SepAston Villa0-0ChelseaPREM
2003/2004Mon 12 AprAston Villa3 - 2ChelseaPREM
2003/2004Wed 17 DecAston Villa2 - 1ChelseaLGEC
2003/2004Sat 27 SepChelsea1 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Sat 19 AprAston Villa2 - 1ChelseaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 5 conceded.

The Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. Those games have seen the Blues pummel 11 goals, and let in 3.

Aston Villa find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 26 points from their 23 matches. Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 62 points from the 23 games played.

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

Aston Villa are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with Chelsea running out comfortable winners. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa No sequences of note
Chelsea Undefeated in last 7 away games.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.