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History of the Aston Villa v Chelsea fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain Chelsea at Villa Park at lunchtime on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 66 games played, Villans have recorded 32 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 February 2009, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Villans in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 21 FebAston Villa0-1ChelseaPREM
2008/2009Sun 05 OctChelsea2 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Wed 26 DecChelsea4 - 4Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Sun 02 SepAston Villa2 - 0ChelseaPREM
2006/2007Tue 02 JanAston Villa0 - 0ChelseaPREM
2006/2007Wed 08 NovChelsea4 - 0Aston VillaLGEC
2006/2007Sat 30 SepChelsea1 - 1Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 4 conceded.

Chelsea's away form is equally impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Blues, and 1 goals against.

Aston Villa lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 13 points from their 7 games so far. Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 21 points from the 8 games played.

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

Aston Villa are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Chelsea will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Chelsea 8 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.