English Premier League – Round 38
Chelsea vs Aston Villa – 23rd May
The Blues destiny had a turn of events at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night as they triumphed against the Foxes with a score of 2-1. This moment came as a result of Jorginho and Antonio Rudiger paving the path to victory with two sensational strikes in the second half of the match.
Contending strongly in the Premier League’s top-four race, Thomas Tuchel’s boys are now bracing themselves to defeat Aston Villa in the upcoming match day. The Blues will be able to finish third if they successfully vanquish Aston Villa in their last match of the League on Sunday.
Having recently played to the chants and banter of almost eight thousand fans at Stamford Bridge, the Blues are pumped to bring this season to a sweet end. Tuchel mentioned how the stadium return of fans made a huge difference and set the atmosphere right for the nerve wrecking matches that were to follow.
Predicted Line-Up: Edouard Mendy; Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen; Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Cesar Azpilicueta; Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner
From being European contenders to sliding into the bottom half of the table, Aston Villa has had a rather dispiriting season. Smith mentioned that while the fans are not very impressed, it is important to look at the situation in its entirety and focus on the progress made since last year.
In that regard, Aston Villa is certainly in a better position being placed eleventh on the Premier League stand for now. As they head into their last match of the League, they can only look back on the progress they have made, learn from the errors, and hope to see a victory with this game.
A small victory comes in the fact that the game is being held at Aston Villa’s home stadium, Villa Park. As they play their last game of the season, the return of fans could give Aston Villa a boost at their home stadium after what has been a rather disappointing league for the team.
Predicted Line-Up: Emilano Martinez; Ahmed Elmohamady , Matt Targett, Ezri Konsa, Kortney Hause, John McGinn , Anwar El Ghazi , Jacob Ramsey, Douglas Luiz, Bertrand Traore, Ollie Watkins
The Blues are likely to put up a tough game as this win against Aston Villa. Gunning to finish third among the top four on the Premier League stands, the odds come in defending them strongly with 1.50 for Chelsea, 7.00 for Aston Villa, and 4.60 for a Draw.
Should they win this game, it can all but guarantee Thomas Tuchel’s men’s entry into the Champions League next season and with stakes that high, it is likely that a reigning club like Chelsea is not going to miss that opportunity.
With strong odds, a powerful motive, and a team that comprises some of the best players across the globe, Chelsea is all set to finish this game with a victory. So, it would make for a smart move to place your bets on Chelsea and hope that they come in as strongly as they are heading in.