Sky Sports football expert Charlie Nicholas thinks Chelsea have a little advantage against Aston Villa as teams will meet at Stamford Bridge on December 4. Pundit has explained his prediction.
“Chelsea have had the stumble that we’ve been predicting would come. A lot of players are not getting the game time they want, but he needs the youngsters in the squad to perform. We have not seen much of Callum Hudson-Odoi recently, while Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham have had a couple of knocks to deal with. This tells you how the squad is being stretched. Chelsea will be up and down for the remainder of the season in my opinion.” Nicholas wrote on Sky Sports.
“Meanwhile, Aston Villa impressed at Old Trafford, and that is exactly where you want Jack Grealish to be playing. I want him just off the left and attacking the defence. To be honest, I think Villa are better than what the table suggests, but I cannot trust them defensively, and for that reason I think Chelsea will edge this one.”
Place in PL table – 4
Record so far – 8 W 2 D 4 L
Previous match – Chelsea – West Ham United 0-1
Place in PL table – 15
Record so far – 4 W 3 D 7 L
Previous match – Manchester United – Aston Villa 2-2