In English football, the hottest season kicks off – Boxing Day and the second round of the Premier League. As part of the 19th round, Aston Villa hosts Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel’s team has lost a lot of points in recent rounds and runs the risk of critically lagging behind the leaders of the English Championship. The football match Aston Villa – Chelsea will begin on December 26 at 20:30 Moscow time.
Aston Villa played 6 matches under Steven Gerrard. Aston Villa managed to win 4 victories. Two defeats were from the leaders of the Premier League – Manchester City and Liverpool. At the same time, it cannot be said that it was easy for the British giants. The Merseysides were able to score a goal only from the penalty spot.
Aston Villa, under Gerrard, changed the formation to 4-3-3 and became physically tougher. During corner kicks and free kicks, Villa’s players are the toughest in the Premier League, but it brings results. This is how Leicester scored the winning goal.
Under Willa, Ollie Watkins began to realize himself again. The striker has scored three goals. And in the last match against Norwich he scored not only with a goal, but also with an assist.
Aston Villa is one of the few teams in the Premier League that Covid has so far defeated. The last match against Burnley was postponed. This gives Birmingham time to recover before the tense Boxing Day, perhaps one of the injured players will have time to return to the squad.
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Pensioners, unlike their rivals, were unlucky. Chelsea has a very tight schedule. On December 22, they are due to play against Brentford. Initially, Londoners generally wanted to withdraw from the tournament due to the difficult situation in the club with the coronavirus. But later it was decided to release the players of the youth team on the field:
They trained with us yesterday and today. We had to go for it because it was necessary. We need to protect our players, that’s why we called the players of the youth team and are thinking about releasing them to the match. We put health at the forefront, so we can do that tomorrow, not in the match against Aston Villa. We can do this so as not to risk the health of some of our players.
Chelsea still has a big squad problem. Many players are unavailable due to the coronavirus. The attack suffers first. All the main strikers have been unavailable in the last two matches. From the positive, only the return of Kovacic in the match with Wolverhampton can be distinguished. The midfielder entered the field and spent 26 minutes. For him, this entry was 100 with Chelsea.
The match will be broadcast on the Okko TV service. You can follow the text broadcast on the website flashscore.ru.
- Chelsea is the favorite of the upcoming match. The odds for the victory of the team of Thomas Tuchel – 1.72, for the victory of Aston Villa – 5.3.
- The teams have already played twice this season. Both times Chelsea emerged victorious. But then Aston Villa was coached by Dean Smith.
- The only team that Ville did not manage to score under the leadership of Gerrard is Liverpool.
- Chelsea have not scored in their last 10 meetings only once against Wolverhampton.
- The prediction for the match is that both teams will score in 1.99.
Main Prediction Aston Villa – Chelsea
Both Teams To Score