Chelsea vs Aston Villa: FA Cup Clash Preview and Betting Tips

By Ryan Corner

Welcome to our in-depth preview of the highly-anticipated Chelsea vs. Aston Villa FA Cup clash. In this article, we will provide you with all the essential details, predictions, and betting odds for this exciting encounter. Both teams are determined to progress to the next round, making this a must-watch match for football fans.

DateWednesday, February 7, 2024
Time3:00 PM ET
Stadium Villa Park, Birmingham, Inglaterra

Team News and Lineups

Aston Villa
Aston Villa

Aston Villa will be without the services of Tyrone Mings, Emi Buendia and Jhon Duran due to injury. Pau Torres, Lucas Digne and Nicolo Zaniolo are also expected to miss the game. However, Moussa Diaby and Matty Cash are in contention to start, adding depth to the Villa squad.

Probable Aston Villa Formation (4-4-2): Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Lenglet, Moreno, McGinn, Kamara, Luiz, Tielemans, Diaby, Watkins.


Chelsea, on the other hand, will be without Trevor Chalobah, Reece James, Lesley Ugochukwu, Romeo Lavia, Marc Cucurella, Wesley Fofana and Robert Sanchez, all of whom are nursing injuries. Levi Colwill is also a doubt for the game. Carney Chukwuemeka is hoping for a start, while Cesare Casadei is cup-tied.

Probable Chelsea Formation (4-2-3-1): Petrovic, Gusto, Disasi, Silva, Chilwell, Chukwuemeka, Fernandez, Palmer, Gallagher, Mudryk, Jackson.

Head-to-head and current form

Aston Villa and Chelsea have faced each other several times in the past, with Villa having the upper hand in recent encounters. The Villans have emerged victorious in the last three meetings in all competitions, with a 4-0 aggregate win over Chelsea. However, Chelsea’s overall form has been inconsistent this season, with just one win in their last six games.

Key Match Facts

Aston Villa’s Offensive Momentum

Aston Villa have recently found their attacking rhythm, scoring five goals in a Premier League win over Sheffield United. Ollie Watkins, Villa’s main striker, has been in outstanding form, scoring 11 goals in the league this season. Villa will look to capitalize on their attacking prowess against Chelsea.

Chelsea’s Struggles in Away Matches

Chelsea have struggled on the road, losing six of their last seven away games in all competitions. Their lack of goals has been a cause for concern, with the Blues failing to score in their last two meetings with Aston Villa. However, Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino will be determined to turn the tide and secure a win.

Betting Tips and Predictions

When it comes to betting on this intriguing FA Cup clash, there are several options to consider. Here are our top three picks:

Aston Villa and both teams to score

Aston Villa’s recent attacking form and Chelsea’s defensive frailties make Aston Villa and both teams to score an attractive option. At odds of 29/10, this bet offers good value for those looking for potentially big returns.

Cole Palmer Anytime Scorer

Cole Palmer has been in exceptional form for Chelsea, scoring four goals in his last five games in all competitions. At odds of 7/4, betting on Palmer to score at any time is a worthwhile choice for those looking for individual goalscoring action.

Bet Builder:

  • Conor Gallagher about two tackles
  • Boubacar Kamara over two tackles
  • Ollie Watkins over two kicks

For those who prefer a more comprehensive betting approach, the Bet Builder option offers an exciting opportunity. Combining Conor Gallagher’s tackling ability, Boubacar Kamara’s defensive contributions and Ollie Watkins’ scoring threat, this bet has odds of 24/5 and allows for multiple outcomes.

Please note that odds are subject to change and it is always advisable to check with your favorite bookmaker before placing a bet.


As fans eagerly await the FA Cup clash between Chelsea and Aston Villa, the stage is set for a thrilling encounter. With both teams looking to secure a place in the next round, it promises to be an exciting battle on the pitch. The match will showcase Aston Villa’s attacking prowess and Chelsea’s determination to overcome their recent struggles. So mark your calendars and get ready for an intense FA Cup showdown between these Premier League rivals.

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