The European champions are flying at the moment and there is arguably no better team than the blues at the moment. Against Tottenham Hotspur in the weekend, they shown their ruthlessness in front of goal after claiming a bragging rights over their London rivals on Sunday 19th September. Now, their attention will turn to Aston Villa in the third round to the Carabao cup on Wednesday 22nd.
Ahead of the match at Stamford bridge, West London, 7:45pm (GMT +1), Let's look at Chelsea Team news, their previous meeting with Aston villa in this fixture, recent forms and Tuchel's likely formations.
Chelsea Team Updates
Christian Pulisic is obviously out, Eduardo mendy was not part of the team that travelled to North London and is likely to be out of this one. N'golo Kante is fit again after he appeared from the bencand scored in the derby clash in the weekend. Thomas Tuchel have a relatively full squad to select from.
GoalKeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli.
Defenders: Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta, James Reece, Ben Chilwell, Marco Alonso.
Midfielder: Saul Niguez, Kovacic, N'golo Kanye, Jorginho, Mason Mount, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Kai Havertz.
Forwards: Timo Werner, Callum Hudson Odoi, Romelu Lukaku, Hakim Ziyech.
Recent Meetings Between Chelsea and Aston Villa, And Their Recent Forms.
Chelsea FC have won five(5) and drawn once in their past six(6) meetings with the Villians at Stamford Bridge, most recent is Chelsea's 3-0 win in Week 4 of the new premier League season. Chelsea are on a winning streak in all competitions at home this early season, and have maintained a 100% start in the Premier League, Champions league and will be hoping to start the Carabao Cup on same note.
Chelsea FORM In All Competitions This Season: W-W-D-W-W-W
Aston Villa FORM In All Competitions This Season: L-W-W-D-L-W
For Aston Villa, they began their Carabao Cup campaign with a dominant 6-0 win at Barrow in the second round, and will be hoping to inflict Chelsea with a first defeat of the season. Their last match was a 3-0 win in the league against Rafael Benitez's Everton.
Chelsea Likely Formations Against Aston Villa
Ideally, Thomas Tuchel will continue with his traditional 3-4-3 Chelsea formation. Kepa Arrizabalaga will continue in the likely absence of Mendy. Christensen is most likely to continue ahead in a back three comprising Trevoh Chalobah and Rudiger. Saul Niguez struggled is likely to in the two man midfield with N'golo Kante. Marcos Alonso has started the every game so far this season, and is expected to stand aside in this one as Ben Chelwell should start in the left wingback role, while James Reece, who didn't feature in the weekend game, should return to the right wingback. In attack, Mason or Harvetz in the No. 10 role, while Timo Werner and either of Callum Hudson or Hakim should complete the two man forward. Romelu Lukaku is likely to be given a breather in this one, but should be named on the bench.
Chelsea FC 3-4-1-2 formation
Chelsea FC 3-4-2-1 formation
Predicted Match Result
Chelsea impressive form is likely to continue against Aston Villa mainly due to their well organized defence and rich squad depth, and are likely to win by 2-0 or more. Timo Werner and Mason mount are to get on the score sheet.
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