Chelsea v Aston Villa Match Preview & Free Bets

Best Chelsea Odds

Chelsea will be desperate to bounce back from their weekend defeat to Arsenal on Boxing Day when they entertain Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge tonight, therefore now is a great time to register with any featured bookmaker partner and grab yourself the very best Chelsea odds and Premier League free bets.

 

Chelsea v Aston Villa Match Preview

Live coverage on Prime Video at 5:30pm, Monday 28th December 2020

 

  • Aston Villa have triumphed in five of their last six on the road
  • The Villans have kept four clean sheets on the bounce
  • Chelsea have lost all-but-one of their last four Premier League outings

 

It’s fair to say that Chelsea’s title challenge has hit the buffers in recent weeks and the pressure is mounting on manager Frank Lampard in the middle of this hectic festive schedule. The Blues were disappointing in their 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Arsenal on Boxing Day and even when beating West Ham United they were thoroughly disappointing.

As far as Chelsea are concerned, this is a bad time for them to be facing an in-form Aston Villa outfit. Dean Smith has been working wonders at Villa Park this season and he has put together a very well balanced side which have been exceptional on their travels and are managing clean sheets in abundance. There will certainly be no shortage of takers for the 4/1 on offer for an away win in West London.

This could be a decent game for those who like to delve into the ‘cards’ markets. The Villans tend to receive plenty when on the pitch, hardly a surprise given that Jack Grealish is the most highly-fouled player in the Premier League. Grealish has been adopting a more central role and as such he will be up against N’Golo Kante who himself has racked up a total of four cards this season. Referee Stuart Atwell usually has plenty of cards at the ready with an average of over five being dished out in each match he takes charge of, therefore we’ll be backing Kante to be shown a card in tonight’s meeting.

Back N’Golo Kante to be shown a card at 4/1 with Ladbrokes Bookmakers