FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

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History of the Chelsea v Aston Villa fixture

Chelsea prepare to entertain Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge at lunchtime on Wednesday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blues are clearly on top, winning 50.75% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was just last season, in November 2006, as they swept to an impressive 4-0 win in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sun 02 SepAston Villa2 - 0ChelseaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 4 conceded.

Aston Villa's away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. Those games have seen the Villans pummel 15 goals, and let in 7.

Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 37 points from their 18 games. Aston Villa's 29 points from 18 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Chelsea64116113
Aston Villa62221178

FootyMad's prediction ...

Chelsea may be coming up against a decent side in Aston Villa, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Blues. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 47 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Aston Villa Undefeated in last 6 away games.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.