Aston Villa were winners in their last match as they scored a 0-2 victory on the road to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. Thanks to their win the side managed by Martin O’Neill are now in 3rd place of the Premier League table with 51 points and sit 3 behind 2nd place Liverpool while enjoying a 2 point edge on Chelsea. The Villains 51 points are the product of 15 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses with 40 goals scored and 24 conceded.
The visiting Blues come into this match off of a disappointing draw at home in week 25 as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Hull City at Stamford Bridge. It is because of that result that the side managed by Guus Hiddink presently trail Villa by 2 points in the Premiership log. Chelsea’s 51 points are the product of 14 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses with 44 goals scored and 15 conceded.
Chelsea are slowly rejuvenating after scolaris departure and it looks like chelsea will be back in top form with the help of the new manager incharge , Guus Hiddink. After saturdays inspiring hat trick from anelka the blues seem to be confident eno9ugh to be beat the fromidable aston villa , who are in sublime form this season. Indeed , it would be a difficult task for chelsea but Hiddink’s determination can only mean that chelsea are hungry for a victory at Villa Park. To sum it up Chelsea look to be the better side in the match and would surely secure all 3 points. Aston villa on the other hand are no team to be left out and would most probably give chelsea a hard time on the pitch , but chelsea would be the one coming out victorious.
Chelsea will be starting in a 4-1-4-1 formation.
Chelsea: Petr Cech , Jose Bosingwa , Branislav Ivanovic , John Terry(C) , Ashely cole , John Obi Mikel , Joe Cole , Micheal Ballack ,
Frank Lampard , Florent Malouda , Nicholas Anelka
Substitutes:: Hilario , Ferreira , Belletti , Wayne Bridge , Mancienne , Kalou , Di Santo
Aston villa will be starting in a 4-4-2 fromation.
Aston Villa: Freidel , Luke Young , Davies , Laursen , Shorey , Reo Coker , Petrov ,
Barry , Ashely Young , Agbonlahor , Carew
Substitutes: Guzan , Gardener , Knight , Salifou , Milner , Cuellar , Harewood
Ivanovic will be replacing the injured Alex in the central defence position. Joe cole will also
be returning from injury.