The last time these two sides met, Aston Villa almost changed the course of the top four race with the win over Tuchel’s Blues. But this is a new-look Chelsea side bolstered by Romelu Lukaku up front, and of course, they are the Champions of Europe.
Unbeaten in the previous 8 games, Chelsea are faced by Villa, who too are unbeaten in the last three. Chelsea’s main concern would be their lack of a clean sheet in 5 of the last 7 games now, unlike Thomas Tuchel.Not only that, but the Blues have also conceded in every game that they have played against Dean Smith’s side in the past two seasons.
It’s really commendable by Villa having scored against the mighty Blues on 4 of the last 5 occasions. Though Chelsea has opened the scoring in 6 of the previous 8 meetings, Villa has bounced back and replied with a goal almost every time.
We believe that Tuchel’s personal agenda would be to get revenge for last season’s defeat against Dean Smith, but this wouldn’t rule out that they will concede in this game.