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Aston Villa vs Chelsea
Saturday 27th September 2013 15:00(GMT)
The Line: Chelsea 1/5 Draw 7/1 Aston Villa 15/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Nbc Sports
Last weekend Chelsea were somewhat of a let down to me and many sports fans as they went to the Ethiad to play for a draw, Jose Mourhino set his team up defensively and the blues were a little bit mechanical in their approach to a game that I felt they could easily have won if they played a with a little more adventure. This season though Fabregas and Diego Costa have proven to be terrific signings and both are complementing each other's style of play beautifully, with Fabregas and Hazard in the same team Diego Costa is going to score alot of goals. Tomorrow in Stamford Bridge though it will be interesting to see how the Blues go about breaking down a resolute Villa team that have been very tough to get past with last weekend loss to Arsenal the only exception, a game in which six crazy minutes cost Villa the game.
Paul Lambert will set his side up looking for a point tomorrow no doubt about that, the Villans will play with a counter attacking style and look for Agbonlahor and Weimann to be outlets in a game that is going to be dominated by Chelsea possession wise. Aston Villa have a decent defence and it will take a great shot to beat Brad Guzan in the Villa goal as the US keeper has been in sensational form this season. The addition of Roy Keane to the Villa back room staff has also added some steely determination and I am certan the team will be looking to bounce back from the defeat to Arsenal.
I'm going with the draw at halftime here, I feel like Villa will be able to hold out for an hour or so before Chelsea eventually break them down. Villa have been a tough nut to crack all season and while Arsenal did manage it last week I think Villa will be less adventurous away from home and will look for them to keep this one very tight in the opening 45 minutes. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo