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​​England FA Cup Prediction - Aston Villa VS Chelsea

​​England FA Cup Prediction - Aston Villa VS Chelsea

England FA Cup
- Aston Villa VS Chelsea
Match Time: 08-02-2024 04:00 Thursday (GMT+8)
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The two sides played out a stalemate at Stamford Bridge on 27 January, with the Blues hampered by inefficiency on the ball but defending resolutely enough to keep out the Villans.

Since that fixture, though, Mauricio Pochettino's side have crashed to a 4-1 loss at the hands of Liverpool, followed by a 4-2 drubbing by Wolves at home on Sunday.

Villa will look to capitalize on the Blues' defensive frailties, especially after a stellar performance away to Sheffield United at the weekend. Unai Emery's swashbuckling side cut a swathe through the Blades with five unanswered goals as they demonstrated their fearsome attacking capability on a blistering night.

With 46 points from 23 games, Villa are up in fourth position on the league table, seven places above Chelsea, who've accrued 15 points fewer. It's also worth noting that in their league clash earlier this season, Villa pulled off a 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge as Ollie Watkins scored the only goal of the game in the 73rd minute.

Aston Villa possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Cash, Carlos, Lenglet, Moreno; McGinn, Kamara, Luiz, Bailey; Diaby, Watkins
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Petrovic; Gusto, Disasi, Badiashile, Chilwell; Chukwuemeka, Fernandez; Palmer, Nkunku, Mudryk; Jackson

Aston Villa vs Chelsea Head-To-Head and Key Numbers
*There have been 164 clashes between the sides before, with Chelsea winning on 68 occasions and losing to Aston Villa 60 times
*After losing four games in a row to Chelsea, Aston Villa are three games unbeaten in the fixture
*Chelsea have failed to score in their last three games against Aston Villa
*Chelsea have won on their last two visits to Aston Villa: 3-1 in December 2021 and 2-0 in October 2022
*Chelsea have conceded four each goals in their last two games: 4-1 vs Liverpool and 4-2 vs Wolves

Prediction: Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea
Remarkably, all of Aston Villa's last five home games in the FA Cup have ended in defeat, but faced with a permeable Chelsea side who are often easy pickings on the road, that curse should be lifted here. While we do have faith in Chelsea to avoid their unwanted scoreless record against the Lions, they are at risk of being overwhelmed by Emery's red-hot attackers, who ought to propel their side into the fifth round while piling even more pressure on the under-fire Pochettino.
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