Chelsea CHE Lukaku (15', 90+3), Kovačić (49')
3-0 FT
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Premier League Gameweek 4
Sep 11, 2021 KO: 16:30

Chelsea - Aston Villa

Stamford Bridge London
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Lukaku 15'  
Kovačić 49'  
Lukaku 90+3  

Match preview

Chalobah back in - How Chelsea could line up against Aston Villa

Some issues in the backline may mean Thomas Tuchel handing another start to the impressive Trevoh Chalobah

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will be forced to make some alterations to his defensive line for this weekend's Premier League match against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.

With Reece James being sent off against Liverpool, a replacement will be needed at right wing-back, with Cesar Azpilicueta the most likely candidate to replace the England international, with Callum Hudson-Odoi also an option.

With Azpilcueta out of the backline, Trevoh Chalobah will come back in for his first start since the opening day of the season in which he scored versus Crystal Palace.

Thiago Silva is unavailable as he has received a short ban from FIFA for leaving Chelsea for international duty with Brazil without authorisation from the club.

Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger will therefore continue in the back three.

N'Golo Kante is currently dealing with an ankle issue and although it is not believed to be serious, he probably won't be risked which will mean a midfield pairing of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic, though new signing Saul Niguez is in contention too.

At left wing-back, Marcos Alonso appears to be the preferred option ahead of Ben Chilwell for the moment.

Romelu Lukaku had a slight thigh issue on international duty with Belgium but it probably won't be a big enough problem to keep him from leading the line in this one.

Tuchel has a plethora of options for the two spots in behind Lukaku, but expect Mason Mount and Kai Havertz to again be given the nod.

Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech will be available in reserve.

Potential Chelsea XI v Aston Villa

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Chelsea
VS
  Average Match Rating  
6.6
  Home  
5.9
7.1
  Away  
6.1
6.8
  Total  
6.0

Match statistics

Chelsea
Statistics
Aston Villa
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
12
7
Draws
3
5
Losses
5
8
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
28
30
Goals Per Game
1.40
1.50
More > 2.5 Goals
6
12
More > 3 Goals
2
6
Scored First in a Match
14
10
Scored Both Halves
6
5
Won More > 1 Goal
6
3
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
16
26
Did Not Score
4
4
Both Teams Scored
8
13
Kept Clean Sheet
9
5
Won Without Conceding
8
3
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
742
588
Possession
55
47
Passes
557
397
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
12
Shots on Target
4.95
4.15
Goals out of Shots
0.12
0.12
Crosses
17
19
Offsides
3.00
2.31
Penalties
0.05
0.25
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.45
0.25
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
16
19
Interceptions
8.19
9.06
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
15
17
Total Shots Conceded
9.20
14
Shots on Target Conceded
3.10
4.50
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.13
0.09
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
12
Yellow Cards
1.35
1.85
Red Cards
0.10
0.00

Injuries

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Suspended

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