FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 04 October 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Chelsea v Aston Villa fixture

Chelsea prepare to entertain Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 68 games played, Blues have recorded 34 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 21 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was less than a year ago, in December 2007, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 4-4 draw in a Premier League match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Wed 26 DecChelsea4-4Aston VillaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Blues, with 5 goals against.

Aston Villa's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 15 goals for the Villans, and 6 goals against.

Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 14 points from the 6 games played. Aston Villa sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 13 points from their 6 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the Blues, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 51 home games.
Unbeaten run of 19 matches.
Aston Villa 3 successive away victories.
6 games since last away draw.