Aston Villa set to host Chelsea today, Paul Lambert’s man who has failed to score in their last 10 hours of action needs to pull out a rabbit from hat to turn their miserable form.

Villa started their season very well and had a golden opportunity to move in top 4 of premier league but the loss against Arsenal proved to changed their path. Two wins in 19 games later and they’re only three points above the bottom three.

Here is the official starting XI for both teams:


Match facts:
(credits – BBC Sports)

Aston Villa:

  • Aston Villa ended Chelsea’s 14-match unbeaten run in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory in the corresponding fixture last season.
  • Villa have failed to score in six consecutive league matches for the first time in the club’s history.
  • Only Sunderland in 2005-06 (nine goals) and Derby County in 2007-08 (seven goals) have scored fewer in the Premier League than Villa (11) after 23 matches. Both Sunderland and Derby ended each of their respective seasons in last place and were relegated.


  • Chelsea have taken just eight points from their last 18 away from home (W2, D2, L2).
  • Jose Mourinho’s side are the highest scorers in the league with 52 goals from their 23 matches. They have also scored a league-high 27 goals away from home.
  • They have kept clean sheets in five of their previous eight league games and 11 in total this season – more than any other Premier League club.


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