CHE vs AVL Dream11: Chelsea will be looking to bounce back to winning ways when they welcome a high-flying Aston Villa side to Stamford Bridge on Monday evening. Having bounced back from back-to-back defeats to Everton and Wolves with a 3-0 win over West Ham United, Chelsea were handed a 3-1 defeat by Arsenal in the derby this weekend. They are currently eighth in the table, seven points off of leaders Liverpool. And Frank Lampard will be hoping that his team produce a strong reaction and cut that gap with a win on Monday. Aston Villa, meanwhile, go into the game on the back of a four-game unbeaten run, winning their last two matches 3-0 against West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa, Premier League
28th December, 11:00 pm (IST)
Stamford Bridge, London
CHE – W L L D W
AVL – W D W L L
Head-to-head: In the last 5 matches between these two sides, Chelsea have won all the five clashes giving no chance to their opponents.
Last meeting: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa
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CHE vs AVL Prediction, Team News, Starting XI
A) Chelsea Palace Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Chelsea are managing Reece James' knee problem and he may not feature here as a result.
Doubtful: Hakim Ziyech is doubtful for the clash in CHE vs AVL Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Kai Havertz has really struggled since joining Chelsea but could be thrown into the starting XI here with Hakim Ziyech still struggling with injury. Even though Christian Pulisic looked bright in attack, it would be a risk to start him here given his recent record with hamstring problems.
CHE Playing 11 (probable):
Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Silva, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Havertz; Pulisic, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi
B) Aston Villa Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Ross Barkley, who is close to returning from injury, cannot face parent club Chelsea and will miss out on Monday.
Doubtful: No one is doubtful for this clash against Chelsea.
Expected changes: Bertrand Traore was unfortunate to be the one sacrificed against Crystal Palace after Mings' sending off but will at least be fresh to start against his former club.
AVL Playing 11 (probable):
Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Hause, Taylor; Luiz, Nakamba; Traore, Grealish, El Ghazi; Watkins
CHE vs AVL Today Match Prediction:
Chelsea's confidence would have been rocked by the manner of their defeat to Arsenal, whereas Villa will head to the capital brimming with optimism after yet another dominant victory. Both teams only have 48 hours to recover from their respective Boxing Day fixtures, with plenty of rotation expected after a gruelling weekend, and we think a high-flying Villa should do enough to come away with a point. We predict a 2-2 draw in the CHE vs AVL Today Match Prediction .
DEF: Azpilicueta, Emerson, Hause, Cash
MID: Traore, Pulisic, Havertz, Grealish
FW: Watkins, Werner
CHE vs AVL Dream11, Captain & Differential Picks
Captain Options –
Crystal Palace –
Timo Werner – Werner has 4 goals and a total of 12 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 31.21%. He had a total of 11 big chances.
Tammy Abraham – Abraham has a total of 5 goals, 2 key passes and he created a total of 3 chances.
Leicester City –
Ollie Watkins – Watkins has 6 goals and a total of 18 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 32.35%. He had a total of 17 big chances.
Jack Grealish – Grealish has 5 goals and a total of 13 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 25%. He had a total of 4 big chances.
Differential Picks –
Kurt Zouma – Zouma has a total of 1 blocks, 11 ariel duels and a total number of 19 tackles.
Anwar El-Ghazi – El-Ghazi has 4 goals and a total of 13 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 16.67%. He had a total of 9 big chances.