Chelsea will host Aston Villa in Round three of the English Football League Cup.
The match will start at 6:45 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 22 September 2021. The match venue is Stamford Bridge, London. Below you will find betting tips and match prediction for Chelsea vs Aston Villa (September 22) in the Round 3 of the English Football League Cup.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa (September 22) latest odds on betting sites
Chelsea are the favourites in this tie and have their winning odds placed at 1.44 (-225 American; 4/9 Fractional). Aston Villa, on the other hand, have their winning odds placed at 7.50 (+650; 13/2). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 4.50 (+350; 7/2).
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Chelsea — 67%, draw — 21%, Aston Villa— 12%.
Latest betting odds on Chelsea vs Aston Villa (22 September 2021):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.75 (-133; 3/4)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
- Asian handicap (-1.00) on Chelsea — 1.73 (+137; 5/4)
- Asian handicap (+1.00) on Aston Villa — 2.13 (+113; 19/25)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.95 (+105; 19/20)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
Chelsea vs Aston Villa (September 22) match preview and stats
The Blues are top of the table after a massive victory at the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium. Chelsea got a 3-0 victory over Tottenham with Thomas Tuchel showcasing his tactical masterclass in the game. Tuchel brought on Kante in the second half after a poor performance by the Blues in the first half.
Thiago Silva opened the scoreline with a wonderful header into the back of the net. Kante scored the second goal after his shot was deflected by Dier into the back of the net. A cutback from Timo Werner saw Antonio Rudiger get his first goal of the season. Chelsea have kept five clean sheets in all competitions this season as they remain unbeaten. The Blues have scored 12 goals and have conceded the fewest goals (1) in the league this season.
They will be looking to qualify for the round 4 of the English Football League Cup with a win against Aston Villa on Wednesday.
Chelsea team news: Edouard Mendy is out of the game after suffering a hip injury in their Champions League game. Christian Pulisic is injured and out of the game.
Aston Villa are coming into this game with full confidence after thrashing Everton 3-0 in their last game. Matty Cash scored the first goal of the game with a powerful shot into the top corner. Few minutes later, Lucas Digne scored an own goal from a corner kick as Villa went two nil up.
Leon Bailey scored his first goal for villa in the 75th minute with a fine finish into the back of the net. Aston Villa won the second round of the EFL Cup with a six nil victory over Barrow. Cameron Archer scored a hattrick as El-Ghazi also scored twice in the game. Villa are 10th in the Premier League table with seven points.
Aston Villa news: Leon Bailey and John McGinn got injured in their 3-0 victory over Everton and are out of contention. Carney Chukwuemeka and Keinan Davis are injured and unavailable. Trezeguet is out of the game due to a Knee injury.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa H2H
Chelsea have won four of their last six meetings with Aston Villa. The Blues have won 26 of the last 53 matches between them.
Both teams have scored in four of the last five games between both teams.
Chelsea won 3-0 in the last meeting between both teams..
Chelsea vs Aston Villa (September 22) key players and lineups
Chelsea projected starting lineup:
- Kepa Arrizabalaga
- Malang Sarr
- Andreas Christensen
- Trevoh Chalobah
- Ben Chilwell
- Recee James
- Saul Niguez
- Ruben Loftus-Cheek
- Callum Hudson-odoi
- Hakim Ziyech
- Timo Werner
Notable subs: Ngolo Kante, Romelu Lukaku, Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic.
Timo Werner’s impact was felt when he came on in their last game against Tottenham. Chelsea tend to create lots of chances when Timo is playing due to his runs and positioning on the pitch. Werner provided an assist for Rudiger in the last game against Tottenham. He will be looking to start his first game for Chelsea since August.
Aston Villa projected starting lineup:
- Emiliano Martinez
- Ashley Young
- Kortney Hause
- Tyrone Mings
- Matt Targett
- Marvelous Nakamba
- Douglas Luiz
- Anwar El Ghazi
- Emiliano Buendia
- Bertrand Traore
- Ollie Watkins
Notable subs: Danny Ings and Jacob Ramsey.
Ollie Watkins was Villa’s highest goalscorer in the Premier League last season with 14 goals. The England striker provided five assists while creating 50 chances . Watkins is yet to score a goal this season as he will be looking to get his first against Chelsea.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa (September 22) betting tips and predictions
Chelsea are in great form as they are yet to lose a game in all competitions this season. The Blues thrashed Tottenham by three goals to nil in their last game as they moved to the top of the table. Chelsea will be looking to rest key players as they have big games coming up against Manchester City on Saturday and Juventus in the Champions League. Nonetheless, Chelsea have a great squad depth that can compete at a high level.
Aston Villa smashed Everton 3-0 in their last match. This season has been full of ups and downs for Villa and they currently sit in 10th position in the league. Aston Villa got a 6-0 victory over Barrow in round two of the EFL cup and will be looking to qualify for the fourth round with a win against Chelsea on Wednesday.
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.75 (-133 American; 3/4 Fractional)