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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Ups & Predicted Score

Chelsea can move three points clear at the top of the table as they welcome Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Here’s a preview for the game.

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Chelsea can move three points clear at the top of the table as they welcome Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

The fixture has been rearranged due to the Blues participation in the European Super Cup, so Jose Mourinho’s men have the chance to put some early pressure on their title rivals by making it two wins from two games.

Chelsea strolled to an opening weekend win over newly promoted Hull City on Sunday, with goals from Oscar and Frank Lampard ensuring it was a happy home-coming for Mourinho.

The west Londoners are one of the early favourites for the Premier League title and are odds on with the bookies to see-off Villa tonight. But Paul Lambert’s men will arrive at the Bridge full of confidence following their impressive 3-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday at the Emirates.

Lambert will be hoping his side do a lot better against Chelsea this time around having been humiliated 8-0 in this fixture last season.

Team News

Jose Mourinho has no fresh injury worries to contend with following the weekends action. The Portuguese coach confirmed at his press conference on Tuesday that his only absentees are defenders David Luiz and Tomas Kalas.

Brazil centre-back Luiz has been suffering with a hamstring problem but is back in training and could be fit to face Manchester United on Monday. Kalas picked up a fractured leg in pre-season and will be on the sidelines for several weeks.

Mourinho could freshen things up with one eye on Monday’s clash with the champions at Old Trafford, with the likes of Andre Schurrle, Romelu Lukaku, Juan Mata and Michael Essien all pushing for starts. Veteran Frank Lampard could be rested as Mourinho’s previously admitted he couldn’t play twice a week anymore.

Aston Villa will be without defender Nathan Baker for the game after he picked up an ankle injury at the Emirates. His replacement on the day was Ciaran Clarke and he’s expected to deputise once again.

Midfielder Yacouba Sylla is back in contention after recovering from an ankle problem, but Chris Herd remains out with a calf strain.

Likely Line-Ups

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Predicted Score

Chelsea 2-0 Aston Villa: The Blues will have too much for Lambert’s young side.

What would be your starting eleven and what’s your score prediction for the game? Share your views below.



  1. Innocent

    August 21, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    My starting eleven are as follows: Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Cole, Remires, Mikel, Oscar, Mata, Hazard, Torres. Torres, Mata, Oscar can be substituted in 2nd half. Mourinhno should be very careful with d way he benches Mikel. The score should be 3-0 in favour of Chelsea

    • babs

      August 21, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      u tink aston villa be like hull city,lets wait n see

  2. Akpan

    August 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I like doing line up presented above and am going with it. My prediction is 3-0 in favor of Chelsea

  3. jameel

    August 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    My pridiction is 4 – 1 in favour of chelsea.

  4. Ryan

    August 21, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Let’s place another twist on things, Mourinho’s last 5 games against Villa have been lost 1 and Drawn 4.

    Don’t expect to have an easy ride as we are Mourinho’s nightmare side.

  5. Lawal ayinde

    August 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Noted:stop benching mikel,mata,luiz nd cesar.

  6. Archu Abuchi Onu

    August 21, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Mourinho should mind d way he benches mikel.chelsea 3 ast villa 0

  7. iboh sam

    August 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    My lineup will be:Cech:ivanovic,Terry,Cahill,Cole: Lampard,Ramires, Oscar,K De B,Hazard:Lukaku. Sub: will be : Torre, schurrle,etc

  8. Bernard Awasi

    August 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Chelsea 3 villa 0. Chelsea till i die.

  9. iboh sam

    August 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    My lineup will be:Cech:ivanovic,Terry,Cahill,Cole: Lampard,Ramires, Oscar,K De B,Hazard:Lukaku. Sub: will be : Torre, schurrle,etc.chelsea 4-0 aston villa

  10. jameel

    August 21, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    My lineup is cech, ivanovic, cahil, cole, terry, de broyne, ramires, mata, hazard, oscar, torres. I thing this is d bs lineup for Aston vila. Bks thay can be tuv.

  11. chuks

    August 21, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Morinho must correct d midfield mistake cus by allowing Mikel to be at d centre. Chelsea will win by 3 goals to 1.

  12. samson

    August 21, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I see no reason why mourinho should bench Mikel and be playing Maco Van Geke. Please Mourihno u hv to take time or else okay ooooo. Me while Chelsea 2 – Asto Vill 1(2 – 1 ) in favor of Chelsea.

  13. ganihans

    August 21, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Chelsea 3 aston villa 1

  14. Dave L

    August 21, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Bit biased towards Chelsea? I know they are favourites, but hasn’t the journalist noticed that Villa will also be 3 points clear at the top if we win. I’m sure Mourinho won’t take us for granted, even if others do, and that’s why it will be a good game!

  15. David phortipher

    August 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Here’s my prediction 4-0 in favor of chelsea.

  16. Greatman

    August 21, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    chelsea 5 : aston villa 0

  17. Greatman

    August 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    chelsea 5 : aston villa 0

  18. horpeyemi oguntoyinbo

    August 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Up blue. Chelsea 3nd aston villa 1

  19. chi boy

    August 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    pls mou. mikel and mata shouldn’,t be absent bleus 2 vila 0

  20. Erhiggbare davidson

    August 21, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Pls let mou play rami and mikel in d mildfeld my score is 3~1

  21. chi boy

    August 21, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    lukaku oscar hazard de brune and ramires shuold lead the start aa

  22. Tjohn

    August 21, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Cech ceaser ivanovic terry cole mikel oscar debrune mata hazard lukaku….3 1…in favor of blues..up blues

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  24. Mba

    August 21, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    My line up is : Cech Azip Cahill Terry Cole Mikel Ramires Osca Mata Hazard Lukaku

    • jerry.

      August 21, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      Do u knw wht i think? I tink d line up shd b cech, ceasear,cahil ivanovic cole 4 d bck mf essien,mikel lets rest ramires against utd on mday den front line shd b mata,oscar debruyne lets also rest hadzard top man lukaku.

  25. olawhite

    August 21, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Chelsea lineup tonight will be cech,azpilicueta,cahil, ivanovic,ramires,van ginkel,mata,oscar, hazard,torress nd sub will be lukaku,de brune

  26. olawhite

    August 21, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Scores will be 3-1 in favour of chelsea

  27. Execellent Austin

    August 21, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    my prediction is chelsea 3-1 to Aston Villa. And the starting line up should be Cech,Aziplicueta,Ivanovic,Cahil,A.Cole,Mikel,Ramires,Hazard,Oscar,Mata,Lukaku.

  28. saint Exodus

    August 21, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Mou shuld play rami & mikel, scores chelsea 3 villa 1. Up BLUES

  29. Bani

    August 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Chelsea 2 Aston villa 1

  30. lanre soniran

    August 21, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    JM shld use mikel in order to power the midfield. Chelsea 3 – Aston villa 1 win in favor of chelsea

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