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CHE vs AVL Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Chelsea vs Aston Villa EFL Cup Live Score September 23


CHE vs AVL Dream11: Chelsea welcome Aston Villa at home for the third round of EFL Cup tonight. The Blues are in incredible form having won all but one of their matches in all competitions. Thomas Tuchel’s side sit top of the premier league with 13 points from five games.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa are in 10th spot with seven points from their five games. They head into this encounter after drubbing Everton 3-0 in the previous game. The two sides met two weekends ago in the league with Chelsea emerging 3-0 victors in that game.

Date: 23 September, Thursday
Kick-Off: 00:15 AM (IST)
Venue: Stamford Bridge


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Chelsea: WWWDW
Aston Villa: WLDWW

Head to Head 

Chelsea have won three of the last five with Aston Villa winning on one occasion. One game ended in a draw.

CHE vs AVL Today Match Prediction Details

Chelsea News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Christian Pulisic is the only absentee for this fixture.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Chelsea will lineup in a 3-4-3 formation.
  • K Arrizabalaga might get a game in goal.
  • T Chalobah, A Christensen, and A Rudiger could be the three centre backs.
  • S Niguez and J could partner in central midfield with R James and B Chilwell out wide.
  • Timo Werner will start up front with C Hudson-Odoi and H Ziyech in support.

Chelsea Starting XI (likely)

Kepa Arrizabalaga
Trevor Chalobah
Andreas Christensen
Antonio Rudiger
Reece James
Saul Niguez
Ben Chilwell
Callum Hudson-Odoi
Hakim Ziyech
Timo Werner

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Aston Villa News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • John McGinn, Carney Chukwuemeka, Keinan Davis, Trezeguet, and Leon Bailey are injured for the visitors.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Aston Villa will put out a 4-2-3-1 formation.
  • Emiliano Martinez will start in goal.
  • A Young, A Tuanzebe, T Mings, and M Targett are expected to be the back four.
  • M Nakamba, and D Luiz could partner in central midfield.
  • A El Ghazi, E Buendia, and Bertrand Traore might start further forward behind striker Ollie Watkins.

Aston Villa XI (likely)

Emiliano Martinez
Ashley Young
Axel Tuanzebe
Tyrone Mings
Matt Targett
Marvelous Nakamba
Douglas Luiz
Anwar El Ghazi
Emiliano Buendia
Bertrand Traore
Ollie Watkins

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CHE vs AVL Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Timo Werner will have a point to prove as he finally gets a start for the Blues. He has been sidelined to the fringes since Romelu Lukaku’s arrival.

Hakim Ziyech was in terrific pre-season form where he scored three goals. His progress was hampered by an injury. He could be a good captain pick in this game.

Differential Pick

Ollie Watkins is an industrious player who can bring home the points for the visitors. The striker looked lively in the last game versus Everton.

CHE vs AVL Dream11 Teams

Goalkeeper – E Martinez
Defenders – A Christensen, B Chilwell, R James
Midfielders – H Ziyech, S Niguez, E Buendia, A El-Ghazi
Forwards – T Werner, O Watkins, B Traore

Likely Winner:

  • This will be Chelsea’s seventh League Cup match against Aston Villa, and the first since the teams played in the fourth round in 2006/07. The Blues have advanced from three of the previous four, with Aston Villa’s only victory coming in the quarter-finals in 2003/04.
  • Since a 4-3 setback to Newcastle United in the EFL Cup third round in 2010/11, Chelsea has progressed from each of their previous ten third round matches.
  • Aston Villa have progressed in the League Cup four times at the cost of Premier League opposition since the start of the 2019/20 season, beating four other top-flight clubs before coming second to Manchester City.
  • Thomas Tuchel has only lost four of his 34 domestic cup fixtures since taking over Borussia Dortmund before of the 2015/16 season, with two of those eliminations coming on penalties, throughout periods in Germany, France (with PSG), and now at Chelsea. In his most recent such match, his Chelsea team was defeated in the FA Cup final last season.
  • Despite making several changes, Chelsea will look to progress in the next round.

    Match Odds:

Chelsea: 6/13
Aston Villa: 39/5

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