Paul Merson has given his prediction for the upcoming match between Chelsea and Aston Villa on April 1, 2023.
The Blues are heading to the meeting after their draw against Everton, meanwhile, the Villains celebrated a 3-0 victory over Southampton.
Ahead of the clash, the West London outfit are remain tenth in the domestic table, meanwhile, Unai Emery's men follow in the eleventh.
Writing on Sportskeeda, the pundit predicted the result of the match, claiming the meeting will end in a 1 - 1 draw.
"Chelsea and Aston Villa are on exactly the same number of points after 27 games - who could've predicted that? Aston Villa have improved with Unai Emery and are finding the back of the net every week with him in charge.
"I think Emery is doing a great job at Villa - they've been underestimated so far and I don't see how they don't score in this game. I don't think Chelsea can score a bundle of goals just yet, and they could drop points in this fixture."