Chelsea have stumbled a lot lately. There were big problems in almost every match. But Tuchel showed once again that he is a strong cup coach. Beat stubborn Brentford on the road this week to advance to the League Cup semi-finals. I guess this success will breathe life into Londoners. There were too many unsuccessful matches, they missed a lot, but here they finally managed to play clean. This is a big plus for Chelsea.
Aston Villa have played well since the arrival of Steven Gerrard. Yes, there were two defeats, but from whom – “Liverpool” and “Manchester City”, and even then with a minimum score. In the rest of the meetings, the Birmingham people won. Not sure if this match will be an easy walk for Chelsea, which have not been particularly convincing in the last month.
And yet Chelsea cannot limp forever, so I’ll bet the Londoners to win. Most likely, there will be a strained match, a lot of struggle. But the guests will win 1: 0 or 2: 1. “Villa” has a lot of injured people, and there are sick people. Chelsea have a longer bench and a more serious level of players.
Confident in a bet of 8 out of 10.
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