FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 01 January 2007 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 Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 63 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 less than a year ago, in February 2006, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Wed 08 NovChelsea4 - 0Aston VillaLGEC
2006/2007Sat 30 SepChelsea1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Wed 01 FebAston Villa1-1ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Sat 24 SepChelsea2 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2004/2005Sun 26 DecChelsea1 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2004/2005Sat 11 SepAston Villa0 - 0ChelseaPREM
2003/2004Mon 12 AprAston Villa3 - 2ChelseaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Villans have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Chelsea's away form is none too clever either, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Blues, and 5 goals against.

Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 25 points from their 21 games played so far, Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 47 points from their 21 games.

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

Nothing seems to be going right for the Villans at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Blues come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 9 most recent games.
Chelsea 4 successive away victories.
5 games since last away draw.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.