Chelsea vs Aston Villa – Team Information, Predicted Line Up and more,
In what’s an unconventional however compelling season to date, Chelsea play Aston Villa simply 48 hours after a disappointing boxing day defeat to Arsenal. Aston Villa at present sits in 6th place, one place above Chelsea, and with 2 video games in hand on the Londoners.
Chelsea enters the match with simply 2 wins from their final 5 within the Premier League, accompanied by a triad of losses. Aston Villa’s kind is barely higher, successful 3, drawing as soon as, and dropping solely to West Ham.
Chelsea after 11 league video games:
1 defeat, 1st place
Chelsea’s final 4 league video games:
3 defeats, sixth place
— B/R Soccer (@brfootball) December 26, 2020
Being at residence, the onus will undoubtedly be on Chelsea to choose up the three factors. Of their 7 residence video games this season, Chelsea have misplaced solely as soon as. Compared to their away file, it’s a huge enchancment. In a season with little or no consistency, Chelsea can take this momentum into the encounter with Aston Villa on Monday night time.
After recovering from his hamstring damage, Chelsea Loanee Ross Barkley’s return to motion should wait a bit longer as a result of Premier League guidelines stopping him from taking part in in opposition to his mum or dad membership. Hakim Ziyech’s availability for Monday night time continues to be below query after Lampard was unable to offer an replace after the Arsenal match. His teammates, nevertheless, Rece James, Ben Chilwell, and Callum Hudson-Odoi seem totally recovered after taking part in a considerable variety of minutes in opposition to Arsenal.
With the brief turnaround of video games, Chelsea is destined to make a plethora of adjustments to the beginning XI after they face Aston Villa on Monday night time. This sport is an opportunity for each the perimeter gamers and off form gamers to stake a declare on this Chelsea workforce that’s craving for some consistency as soon as more.
Edouard Mendy can be between the sticks this coming Monday. The Senegalese born stopper conceded 3 targets in his final outing, but when match, his high quality will certainly be wanted come Monday night time.
Membership captain, Cesar Azpilicueta, will take his place at right-back, with Reece James anticipated to be rested after taking part in the complete 90 minutes in opposition to Arsenal. Whereas Toni Rudiger and Andreas Christensen are more likely to be the central defensive pairing after effective shows within the Champions League group stage when referred to as upon. Just like the right-back state of affairs, Emerson Palmieri is more likely to begin at left-back, on the expense of Ben Chilwell.
In midfield, Jorginho is more likely to return to the deep-lying defensive mid position, joined by N’Golo Kante and Kai Havertz, collectively forming Chelsea’s midfield three.
Switching to the assault, continuing the Arsenal sport Lampard instructed Chelsea’s Fifth Stand app, “Callum was improbable together with his power. That’s what we completely wanted and that’s why he’ll play within the subsequent sport.” Regardless of taking part in the complete 90 minutes in opposition to Arsenal, Christian Pulisic is ready to start out on the other flank to Callum, with Olivier Giroud down the center.
Full Predicted XI
Azpi, Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson,
Kante, Jorginho, Havertz
Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Pulisic