Chelsea v Aston Villa betting tips: Lukaku has six appeal
Preview and odds for Saturday’s match
The European champions welcome Dean Smith’s side to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League and we examine the odds to find some Chelsea v Aston Villa betting tips.
The Blues will bid to maintain their unbeaten start after drawing 1-1 at Liverpool last time while Villa will hope to improve on their poor record at the west London venue.
Saturday’s match, which takes place at Stamford Bridge, kicks off at 5.30pm BST and is live on BT Sport.
Chelsea v Aston Villa match odds
Thomas Tuchel’s side have made a good start to their Premier League campaign.
The Blues sit fourth in the table with seven points following a 3-0 opening-day win over Crystal Palace, a 2-0 triumph at Arsenal and a 1-1 draw at Anfield.
A victory over Villa would give Chelsea a little piece of history – they would become only the second club to notch 600 Premier League wins (after Manchester United’s 689).
Chelsea are 2/7 to win the clash.
Villa are in 11th spot having bounced back for their 3-2 defeat at Watford to beat Newcastle at home 2-0 before being held to a 1-1 draw by Brentford at Villa Park.
Smith’s side bucked a trend last season – they won three of their six Premier League games in London (D1 L2), which were as many victories as they had managed in their previous 29 top-flight games in the capital (W3 D4 L22).
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) September 4, 2021
Chelsea v Aston Villa head-to-head
Chelsea have lost just one of their last 16 home league games against Villa (W11 D4), going down 3-1 in December 2011.
However, Villa won their last Premier League meeting with Chelsea, winning 2-1 on the final day of last season. They’ve not won consecutive league games against the Blues since October 1993 under Ron Atkinson.
Villa have won three of the last 19 encounters with Chelsea and bid to go unbeaten in three consecutive meetings for the first time since 2007.
They are 13/5 to win or draw the game in the Double Chance market.
The last four clashes saw both sides find the net and it is 6/5 this is the case again in the Chelsea v Aston Villa betting tips.
Four of the last five meetings yielded three total goals or more and it is 7/10 that this trend continues.
Chelsea v Aston Villa team news
N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic (both ankle) are ruled out for Chelsea, but Romelu Lukaku was fit to feature after a minor thigh issue on duty with Belgium.
Villa are without Emi Martinez and Emi Buendia, who are in Croatia after returning from international duty with Argentina. The duo would have had to quarantine if they travelled directly back to the UK so are training in the green listed country.
Chelsea v Aston Villa key battles
Danny Ings has been involved in eight goals in his last nine Premier League starts (six goals, two assists), registering a goal involvement in all three of his appearances for Villa so far (two goals, one assist).
It is worth noting that since Tuchel arrived at Stamford Bridge, the Blues also have the meanest defence in the Premier League having conceded just 14 goals. Chelsea are 8/11 to keep a clean sheet.
One player who always relishes playing against Villa is Romelu Lukaku, who has scored in each of his last five Premier League appearances against them.
All odds and markets are correct as of the date of publication