English Premier League Preview: Aston Villa V Chelsea

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English Premier League Preview: Aston Villa V Chelsea
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The late kick-off on Saturday is an intriguing prospect as league leaders Chelsea head to one of their least favourite grounds—Villa Park. Despite their success over the past decade, Chelsea have only won once at Villa Park in the past 11 years. That success was two years ago in Guus Hiddink’s first match in charge of Chelsea.

Indeed, last season, Villa came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory to inflict Chelsea’s second defeat of the season. However, in the return fixture, Chelsea secured arguably their most impressive result of the season as they scored seven against a Villa side battling hard for a Champions League place, before beating them 3-0 in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

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