History of the Aston Villa v Chelsea fixture
Chelsea face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 67 games played, Blues have recorded 15 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 32 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was just last season, in March 2012, as the visitors ran out cosy 2 - 4 winners in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2012/2013||Sun 23 Dec||Chelsea||8 - 0||Aston Villa||Premier League|
|2011/2012||Sat 31 Mar||Aston Villa||2 - 4||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2011/2012||Sat 31 Dec||Chelsea||1 - 3||Aston Villa||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sun 02 Jan||Chelsea||3 - 3||Aston Villa||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 16 Oct||Aston Villa||0 - 0||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 10 Apr||Aston Villa||0 - 3||Chelsea||F.A. Cup|
|2009/2010||Sat 27 Mar||Chelsea||7 - 1||Aston Villa||Premier League|
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Recent respective form guides
Aston Villa have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 8 conceded.
Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 40 points from their 36 games played so far,
Chelsea's total of 69 points from their 36 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The away form of the Blues has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Aston Villa. Away win
|Aston Villa||Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Chelsea||Undefeated in last 3 away games.
7 games since last defeat.
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