On Matchday 6 of the Premier League, a 100-year-old rivalry will be revived as Aston Villa will be travelling to Stamford Bridge to play against Chelsea on Sunday.
With the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as the new Chelsea boss, things were expected to change but nothing positive has come out as of now. The Blues are still struggling and with their two losses, they are currently at the 14th spot in the Premier League point table.
The Lions have a positive start to the new season of the Premier League. With three wins and two losses in the league, Aston Villa is currently in the 7th spot in the Premier League. Primarily, Villa has struggled with their defence as they have just secured only one clean sheet out of 5 Premier League fixtures. The football betting sites have all kinds of betting markets with them.
Diaby has 19.2% shots on target this season and has scored two goals and has two assists to his name.
The betting tip is...
Moussa Diaby to score a goal
The struggles of the Blues are not coming to an end this season either. With every fixture they are playing, the team is getting closer to the relegation zone. Chelsea is again struggling with their defence even after changing almost the whole lineup of players. Out of 5 Premier League fixtures, Chelsea has just managed to secure 2 clean sheets.
In their previous fixture with Bournemouth, Chelsea witnessed a draw where both teams failed to score a single goal. However, Chelsea dominated the away game with possession of 65%. Nicolas Jackson and Enzo Fernandez will be in the spotlight as they have 25% and 16.7% shots on target in the current campaign.
Carney Chukwuemeka is out of action because of his knee injury.
Predicted Lineup: Robert Sanchez; Malo Gusto, Axel Disasi, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell; Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo, Conor Gallagher; Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Jackson, Noni Madueke
The Lions started off their Premier League campaign with a loss against Newcastle but soon bounced back and scored a win against Everton and Burnley. Their loss at Anfield against Liverpool was a big one but the team has shown positive signs after a thrilling win over Crystal Palace in their last Premier League fixture by 3-1.
With possession of 67%, Aston Villa dominated the match where Jhon Duran, Douglas Luiz, and Leon Bailey scored goals in the dying moments of the match. The Lions will be motivated to get the same performance as the last meeting between the two where the visitors dominated the match by 0-2.
Tyrone Mings and Emi Buendia are sidelined with their respective knee injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Emiliano Martinez; Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa, Pau Torres, Lucas Digne; Boubacar Kamara, Douglas Luiz; John McGinn, Moussa Diaby, Nicolo Zaniolo; Ollie Watkins.
We are in for a match where goals will be scored from both sides as the defence of both clubs has shown below-average performance. According to the head-to-head stats between the two teams, Chelsea has an edge with 66 wins over Aston Villa in 161 meetings in the past.
However, in the last 5 meetings, Aston Villa has an upper hand. We predict a win for Aston Villa on Sunday against Chelsea.