Aston Villa visit Stamford Bridge tonight to clash with Chelsea, and Dean Smith’s men will fancy their chances of leaving with a result.
The Villans held Manchester United to a draw at the weekend, while Chelsea suffered a second consecutive league defeat.
The Blues first-choice striker Tammy Abraham could miss tonight’s reunion with Villa due to injury, and his absence will be a huge boost for the visitors.
Nevertheless, Frank Lampard’s side remain favourites, and Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas reckons Villa’s defence could let them down.
“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.
Villa have shipped 22 goals so far – two more than Chelsea – and both sides will most likely struggle to keep a clean sheet tonight.
With 28 goals to their name – seven more than the Midland outfit – the Blues boast of a quality attack, and that could make all the difference.
Losses against Manchester City and West Ham have dealt a huge blow on their campaign, and they will be eager to get back to winning ways against Villa.