Chelsea face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 63 games played, Blues have recorded 14 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 31 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides 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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Wed 08 Nov||Chelsea||4 - 0||Aston Villa||LGEC|
|2006/2007||Sat 30 Sep||Chelsea||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2005/2006||Wed 01 Feb||Aston Villa||1 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 24 Sep||Chelsea||2 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 26 Dec||Chelsea||1 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 11 Sep||Aston Villa||0 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
|2003/2004||Mon 12 Apr||Aston Villa||3 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
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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FootyMad's prediction ...
Chelsea are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Aston Villa. Away win
|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.