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Chelsea Vs Aston Villa Prediction, Odds And Team News

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Chelsea Vs Aston Villa Prediction, Odds And Team News

Chelsea will be chasing more silverware under Thomas Tuchel when they start their Carabao Cup campaign against Aston Villa on Wednesday night.

Earlier this month, the two sides met in the Premier League, with new summer signing Romelu Lukaku leading by example as the Blues ran out 3-0 winners to cement themselves as genuine challengers for the title.

Understandably, Villa have taken some time to gel following the sale of Jack Grealish to Manchester City, however, they thumped Everton last time out and look like a force to be reckoned with.

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Romelu Lukaku scored during Chelse'a 3-0 win against Aston Villa at the start of the new Premier League season
Romelu Lukaku scored during Chelse'a 3-0 win against Aston Villa at the start of the new Premier League season

Having been handed a particularly tough draw, Dean Smith's men will look to gain revenge for their league defeat and dump the heavily-fancied Blues out of the competition, but can they do it?


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Ahead of the game, our tipster Robert Mann takes a look at some of the best bets from Chelsea vs Aston Villa to get your teeth stuck into.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa betting tips & predictions

Chelsea are 4/11 to win, with Aston Villa priced at 15/2 to come away with the victory. A draw is priced at 18/5.

Prediction: 2-0 (11/2)

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Win to Nil: Chelsea (11/10)

Chelsea have been impressive at the back so far this season, with five clean sheets in six matches across all competitions. 

Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Andreas Christensen have all had fine starts and will be confident of leading the Blues to yet another clean sheet.

Defensive stalwart Antonio Rudiger has attracted interested from across Europe
Defensive stalwart Antonio Rudiger has attracted interested from across Europe
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Half-Time/Full-Time: Draw/Chelsea (11/4)

Chelsea have the upper hand in this fixture and are unbeaten in eight of their last nine matches against Aston Villa. 

The Blues claimed a 3-0 victory when both teams met at Stamford Bridge earlier this season and we're backing the west London outfit to start slow, but come out in the second half all guns blazing.

The Blues are unbeaten in eight of their last nine matches against the Clarets
The Blues are unbeaten in eight of their last nine matches against the Clarets
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Under/Over Goals: Under 2.5 Goals (1/1)

The last four matches involving Villa has produced more than 2.5 goals on three occasions.

However, Lukaku is expected to be rested for Chelsea and his replacement Timo Werner continues to be low on confidence in front of goal - meaning that tonight's affair could be a low-scoring one.

Timo Werner is expected to start, despite being low on confidence in front of goal
Timo Werner is expected to start, despite being low on confidence in front of goal

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Chelsea team news

Tuchel will likely use this opportunity to rotate his squad, with the likes of Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell expected to feature from the start.

Saul Niguez should also start, having made his Blues debut in the victory over Villa following his loan move from Atletico Madrid.


Aston Villa team news

Aston Villa have a far longer list of issues to deal with, as Matty CashMatt Targett and Leon Bailey all pulled up with muscle injuries in the win over Everton.

In terms of their line-up, Smith will likely add more experience than they did against Barrow Town last time out in the cup, with the likes of Bertrand Traore and Ollie Watkins expected to play key roles.


Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Chelsea, Aston Villa, Carabao Cup

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