Match Today: Chelsea vs Aston Villa 16-10-2022 English Premier League
Chelsea will look to continue their unbeaten start under Graham Potter when they face Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday.
Round 11 of the 2022/23 Premier League season will end on Sunday, with five matches shown throughout the day. The day's events will begin at Villa Park, where Aston Villa will play the rising host Chelsea.
Both teams know that victory will be of paramount importance this weekend. Aston Villa may have been hoping to enjoy a strong 2022/23 season after investing heavily in the team in the summer transfer window. But the team has only managed to win two of its nine Premier League matches so far.
However, Steven Gerrard has managed to bring some stability, overseeing a four-game unbeaten run, with the latest result being a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest. On the other hand, Chelsea may find some stability after Thomas Tuchel's hasty exit last month.
The German tactical's elimination was shocking, but Graham Potter did a fine job of overseeing a renewed race.
The Blues are currently five games unbeaten, including their last four victories. The last success came with a 2-0 victory over AC Milan in the Champions League
Chelsea vs Aston Villa
The similar match last season saw Chelsea come back from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-1. Reese James sent Villa in front by scoring an own goal before Jorginho (a double) and Romelu Lukaku got the three points for Chelsea. The tough handling takes a closer look at the standoff before the two sides' last meeting.
Steven Gerrard received positive updates on team news ahead of his visit to Chelsea. On Sunday, the Aston Villa boss will be denied the services of five first-team players due to various fitness issues. The positive news is that Leon Bailey is in good shape and available after recovering from a muscle injury. In addition, Matty Cash and Cameron Archer are at Gerrard's disposal after overcoming minor annoyances. But Lucas Digne (ankle and Ludwig Augustensson (hamstring) and Boubacar Kamara (knee) remained on the sidelines.
Diego Carlos is out for a long time with an Achilles tendon injury. Pele should be in the tour squad but is unlikely to be fit to start against Chelsea. Thus Emiliano Buendia should continue on the right wing, with Philippe Coutinho taking over the left wing. Oli Watkins is likely to lead Aston Villa's attack against Chelsea, as Danny Ings was an option off the bench.
Aston Villa vs Chelsea
Unlike his Aston Villa dugout counterpart, Graham Potter has a new injury hampering his preparations ahead of his trip to Villa Park.
The Chelsea boss will be without three first-team players on Sunday. But Hakim Ziyech is unlikely to make an appearance from the start, with Christian Pulisic and Rahim Sterling leading him in the offside standings. Potter may relax for sterling on Sunday, allowing Pulisic to start over. The American striker is hoping to make his mark once again after an impressive game against Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will lead Chelsea's streak against Aston Villa, with Mason Mount completing the offensive unit. Ruben Loftus-Cheek was impressive against Wolverhampton Wanderers and should replace Jorginho for his first 11 matches. Mateo Kovacic will be the England international midfield partner.
Aston Villa's solo victory came in their last 10 Premier League matches with Chelsea at Villa Park on the final day of the 2020/21 season. The Blues have won six of their last eight Premier League away games against Aston Villa, the same number they have achieved in their first 19 visits. Villans have scored consecutive home wins in the Premier League in the same season for the first time since January 2021.
Chelsea have won three consecutive Premier League games and are looking to win consecutive clean sheets in the division for the first time since March. Aston Villa's only win in their last 15 Premier League games was against London rivals 2-1 at Crystal Palace last November. Raheem Sterling Less than 50 away goals in the Premier League. But he has not scored a goal in any of his four Premier League matches at Villa Park.