Chelsea vs Aston Villa: 3 important things you have to know before the kickoff

Chelsea vs Aston Villa. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
Chelsea vs Aston Villa. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /

Chelsea vs Aston Villa at the Stamford Bridge is a game that both teams can win. Before the kickoff, here are some things you need to know about the game.

Chelsea have had a torrid start to the Premier League campaign. Under Mauricio Pochettino, their new manager, the Blues thought that they would have a better campaign than the last season. However, it’s not looking good for the Blues in their 2nd season under the regime of Todd Boehly.

For Aston Villa, things have started nicely as they won three of their last 5 games. Unai Emery’s men will be looking to put aside their Conference League defeat and focus on the big task ahead when they travel to Stamford Bridge to face Pochettino’s men. Here are some interesting things you need to know before the start of this game.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: back-to-back win for Villa at Stamford Bridge?

Last season, Aston Villa defeated Chelsea by 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. However, winning back-to-back games at Stamford Bridge for Villa happened way back from 1930 to 1933. So, the Blues would look to make sure they don’t let Villa get consecutive wins at the Bridge.

Chelsea just cannot score goals in 2023

In both the Premier League matches played in 2023 (the current and the last campaign), Chelsea scored the lowest average in terms of goals-per-game at 0.86. Apart from that, The Blues have the fewest wins jointly as well, something Pochettino and his men would like to rectify.

2 wins in the last 13 PL games at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea

Stamford Bridge used to be a fortress for Chelsea once. However, in their last 13 home games in the Premier League, the Blues won just two. Also, they lost in 5 and drew 6. Also, in 2023, Pochettino’s men lost 6 times at home in the Premier League which is their highest after 1993’s horrendous seven losses at home.

Do you think Aston Villa can manage to get a back-to-back win at Stamford Bridge against the Blues?