Chelsea will be keen to get their season back on track against Aston Villa tonight. Without a win in three games, and struggling at Stamford Bridge, Lampard’s men will want to silence the doubters this evening. Here are three reasons to be positive ahead of the Aston Villa clash.
Record against promoted sides
Chelsea holds an extremely impressive record against promoted sides in the Premier League. The Blues have won an outstanding 54 of their 55 games against new entrants of the division and will be hoping they can add another win to that record tonight.
Villa poses a tough test for the Blues, but the record against promoted sides is certainly an encouragement for tonight’s game.
Tammy could be back
After missing the defeat to West Ham on Saturday, Chelsea fans have been begging for good news on the 22-year-old’s fitness. Lampard provided an update on the striker in his press conference on Tuesday. Although he did not confirm anything, he said that a late decision will be made and that Abraham has a chance.
His fitness could be crucial to the outcome of the game at Stamford Bridge.
El-Ghazi a major doubt for Villa
Aston Villa’s Anwar El-Ghazi limped off with an injury after just 16 minutes against Manchester United at the weekend.
Birmingham Live has reported that the winger is likely to miss Wednesday’s game against the Blues. The 24-year-old has scored three goals and provided four assists for Villa in the league this season and will be a big miss for them.
Chelsea can be buoyed by this. El-Ghazi is a key part of their attack and his absence will certainly weaken the threat they pose.