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Date: 26th January 2024
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 20:45 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Top free betting tips
Can Chelsea make it two cup wins in a week when they take on Aston Villa in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday 26 January? Our Chelsea vs Aston Villa prediction is for a cup classic between two teams who come into the game in high spirits. Expect goals, drama and potentially even the prospect of a replay.
Match result prediction: Draw
Chelsea come into the match on the back of their best display of the season on Tuesday night when they thumped Middlesbrough 6-1 to progress through to the Carabao Cup final. While the Championship opposition must be taken into account, the Blues were quick and ruthless in front of goal and it could prove to be the springboard they've been searching for. Aston Villa, meanwhile, are flying high in third place in the Premier League table and will give as good as they get.
Both teams to score prediction: Yes
If there was ever a game set up for the both teams to score market then it's this one. Chelsa have been rampant lately and have scored 14 goals in their last five matches while only Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool have scored more goals in the English top flight than Aston Villa this season. On top of all that, no Premier League points are on the line which should make the match even more open.
Correct score prediction: Chelsea 2-2 Aston Villa
We are expecting both teams to go into the match with their strongest elevens as they are set for a longer gap between than most before their next Premier League outings. As a result, the likes of Sterling, Palmer, Watkins and Bailey should all take to the field which means we should get our fair share of goals. A 2-2 draw is a good bet which would see a replay take place at Villa Park next week.
How far will Aston Villa fans travel to Stamford Bridge?
Aston Villa fans have a fairly long trip when they play Chelsea on Friday which makes it a strange choice for a Friday night fixture, particularly as it isn't even being shown on television. In total, the distance is around 120 miles and will take the travelling Villa fans around two and a half hours via car or coach. Alternatively, they can get a train from Birmingham New Street to Euston before boarding an underground service to Fulham Broadway – this will take around two hours in total.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Tickets
Chelsea are still selling standard tickets for the match against Aston Villa on Friday night. Season ticket holders and members are being given the opportunity to purchase up to two additional tickets each to pass on to family and friends. Aston Villa were given an allocation of 6,000 tickets for the match against Chelsea and all of these tickets have been sold to season ticket holders and official members.
FAQs: Chelsea vs Aston Villa
- Who is the referee? Robert Jones will take charge of Chelsea vs Aston Villa.
- Is Chelsea vs Aston Villa on TV? Chelsea vs Aston Villa hasn't been selected for TV coverage.
- Who are the favourites? Chelsea are the narrow favourites at 11/10.
- Who is the Chelsea manager? Mauricio Pochetinno is the current Chelsea manager.
- What was the score in the last Chelsea vs Aston Villa match? Aston Villa beat Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in September 2023.