Chelsea will be eager to return to winning ways as they host Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday. Our sportsbook offers the best soccer prop bets and markets in the English top-flight league.
Chelsea Riddled With Injuries
Chelsea has been nowhere close to their best this season and is coming on the back of another disappointing draw against Bournemouth. Their performance wasn’t as bad as everyone made it out to be, but they couldn’t manage to put the ball into the back of the net.
The Blues have been struggling in the Premier League ever since several first-team regulars left the club, with the team recording only one win. Chelsea is eager to return to winning ways following two games in which they failed to score.
This is still a squad that’s building consistency and team spirit, which isn’t an easy task when you have as many as 12 players injured.
Pochettino is expecting to have a few of those back this weekend, though. Noni Madueke, Marc Cucurella, Moises Caicedo, Benoit Badiashile, Armando Broja, Trevoh Chalobah, and Reece James could all be back in contention on Sunday in what would be a welcome relief.
One of the few rays of light for Chelsea this season has been the resurgence of Raheem Sterling. Make sure to include him in your Chelsea vs Aston Villa Prop Bets.
Aston Villa Kicked Off European Campaign
Aston Villa lost out to Legia Warszawa in the Europa Conference League on Thursday night. Clement Lenglet, who came in for his debut, was one of five changes to the starting lineup as Unai Emery shuffled his pack after Saturday’s rousing comeback against Crystal Palace.
Aston Villa’s start to the season suggests they will pile on the pain for Pochettino, with Unai Emery’s men winning three of their five games so far. It will be interesting to see how Villa copes with juggling European and domestic football this term. This clash comes off the back of a Thursday night trip to Poland.
But Emery looks to have a big enough squad to cope with the demands, and if his side hits top form at Stamford Bridge, it wouldn’t be a surprise if they racked up another three points. They could welcome back Bertrand Traore, Jacob Ramsey, and Diego Carlos as they hope to pile on the misery for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Moussa Diaby has settled in quickly at Aston Villa since his summer move from Leverkusen and looks like a great signing. The French winger has two Premier League goals and is the player to back for your best Premier League player prop bets this weekend.
Chelsea Can’t Seem to Score
Chelsea has been on both ends of five consecutive PL matches to end with 2+ goal margins, losing heavily away to two of last season’s top-five clubs.
Chelsea has not lost back-to-back league games against Villa since 1933. The team has managed just five Premier League wins in 2023, the joint fewest among ever-present clubs, while Unai Emery’s side has racked up 16, a tally bettered only by Manchester City.
All eight of Aston Villa’s competitive matches this season saw the winning side score at least three goals. There hasn’t been much between these sides in recent years, with the last seven meetings producing two Aston Villa victories, three Chelsea wins, and two draws.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Match Information
- Match: Chelsea (1-2-2) vs Aston Villa (3-0-2)
- Location: Stamford Bridge, London, England
- Date/Time: Sunday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. ET
- Chelsea vs Aston Villa Live Stream: fubo.tv
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Betting Lines
Bet on Aston Villa to Pull Off Upset
Chelsea enters this clash as favorites, priced at -115 on the three-way moneyline according to our latest Premier League odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
It’s the ideal time for Aston Villa to repeat their 2-0 smash of Chelsea in April 2023. They’re also likely to be motivated by a shock UEFA Europa Conference League 3-2 loss to Legia Warsaw during the week, a competition in which they remain the outright favorite in our soccer lines. We are surprised to see Chelsea as odds-on favorites for this one after their terrible start to the season, and we are backing the underdogs to return home with at least one point.