ASTON VILLA and Chelsea clash in their FA Cup fourth-round replay on Wednesday.
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Aston Villa vs Chelsea preview
Eight-time FA Cup winners Chelsea make the daunting trip to Villa Park for Wednesday’s FA Cup fourth-round replay.
And they arrive in low spirits.
The Blues suffered a 4-2 home defeat to Wolves on Sunday, a result which saw them slip into the bottom half of the Premier League table.
The result came just four days after their chastening 4-1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield with manager Mauricio Pochettino admitting that his position is now under threat.
No such concerns for hosts and seven-time winners of this competition Aston Villa.
Unai Emery’s side ended a three-match winless streak with a resounding 5-0 win at Sheffield United, netting four goals in the space of 18 first-half minutes.
Though Villa are favourites, they have lost each of their last FA Cup home games, whole Chelsea have progressed from eight of their last nine FA Cup replays.
Aston Villa vs Chelsea odds
Odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.
Aston Villa vs Chelsea betting tips
Having completed their biggest away win in the Premier League since 2018 over the weekend, Aston Villa are well-placed to progress to the next round of the FA Cup.
Unai Emery’s side simply have Chelsea’s number – in recent meetings at least. They’ve won three of the last four encounters, and haven’t conceded a single goal to their opponents in any of those matches.
Villa Park is also something of a fortress this season with only Liverpool and Arsenal registering more league points on home turf.
In contrast, Chelsea are struggling on the road with FIVE defeats in their last SIX matches in all competitions.
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Ollie Watkins is enjoying another extremely profitable campaign.
The 28-year-old has scored 16 goals and provided 12 assists in 32 appearances (2,533 minutes), giving him a goal involvement every 90 minutes.
He’s also netted in two of his last three games against Chelsea, who’ve managed one clean sheet in their last ten away fixtures.
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John McGinn looks good value for a shot on target at 7/5.
Only Ollie Watkins and Moussa Diaby have struck more attempts on goal over the last four league matches, with McGinn managing eight in the last 334 minutes.
The Scotland international managed two efforts at goal in the reverse fixture in London, and could profit from Chelsea perhaps switching to a deeper back five to halt their alarming recent defensive record.
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