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History of the Aston Villa v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 64 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 January 2007, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Tue 02 JanAston Villa0 - 0ChelseaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 5 conceded.

Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Blues, and 5 goals against.

Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 4 points from their 3 games played so far, Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 10 points from the 4 games played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa632113511
Chelsea64209514

FootyMad's prediction ...

Chelsea are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Aston Villa. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Chelsea Undefeated in last 3 away games.
10 games since last defeat.