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Aston Villa FC vs. Chelsea FC 12/26/21 - Premier League Picks & Predictions

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Game Aston Villa FC vs Chelsea FC
Date & Time Sunday December 26, 2021, 12:30 PM (EST)
Location
Villa Park, Birmingham, England
Latest odds
CHE -154 ; O/U 2.5
TV Channel
NBC

Aston Villa hosts Chelsea on Boxing Day in a matchday 19 fixture in the English Premier League. Aston Villa is 10th in the top-flight English league table at 7-1-9 on 22 points with a goal difference of -2. Aston Villa's most recent match against Burnley was postponed but prior to that Villa defeated Norwich on the road 2-0. Scoring for Aston Villa in the victory were Jacob Ramsey in the 34th minute and Ollie Watkins in the 87th minute.

Aston Villa has three victories and two losses in its most recent five matches in the English Premier League in over that span has scored seven goals and conceded five. Ollie Watkins is the leading goal scorer for Aston Villa with five while Danny Ings and John McGinn each have scored three. The leader in assists Douglas Luiz with three.

Chelsea sits third in the top-flight English league table at 11-5-2 on 38 points with a goal difference of +27. Chelsea defeated Brentford in the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup 2-0 on Wednesday. Scoring for Chelsea were Pontus Jansson and Jorginho. Chelsea battled on the road to a 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton in its most recent English Premier League fixture.

Chelsea has two wins and three draws in it's last five matches across all competitions and over that span has scored nine and conceded six. Chelsea's back line and goalkeeper have clean sheets in each of the last two matches. Mason Mount is the leading goal scorer for Chelsea with seven while Reece James and Mateo Kovacic each have five assists to lead the Blues.

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Chelsea -154

Chelsea will be playing on the road Sunday, but has played very well of late with two consecutive clean sheets. Chelsea moved into the semifinals of the Carabao Cup and are within three points of second-placed Liverpool in the English Premier League. Aston Villa and Chelsea battled to a 1-1 draw last time out but Chelsea defeated Aston Villa in the match prior that 3-0. Chelsea will press forward early and score then pull back and defend. Final Score Prediction, Chelsea wins 2-0.

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