[[[WATCH LIVE]]<<<] Chelsea FC v Aston Villa live match 24/09/2023
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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Prediction, kick-off time, team news, odds, h2hIt’s been a tough start to the Mauricio Pochettino era in west London, with fans becoming understandably impatient as another enormous summer transfer spend is yet to provide tangible results amid a latest ongoing injury crisis. The goal-shy Blues head into the weekend sitting 14th in the early top-flight table with just one win from their opening five matches, having followed a shock home defeat by Nottingham Forest with a bore draw at Bournemouth. They now face a Villa side who lie seventh after bouncing back from their heavy defeat at Liverpool with a brilliant late show to come back and defeat Crystal Palace in dramatic fashion last weekend, though Unai Emery’s side will be wounded after a surprise loss at Legia Warsaw in the Europa Conference League on Thursday. So far in 2023, Chelsea have had the joint-fewest wins (5) and have the lowest goals-per-game average (0. 86) of any Premier League team to have played across both campaigns. Chelsea have won just two of their last 13 Premier League home games (D6 L5), with those coming last season against relegated Leeds, and this season against promoted Luton. Their six home league defeats so far in 2023 is their most at Stamford Bridge in a calendar year since 1993 (7). Only Brighton's (22) Premier League games have seen more goals scored so far this season than Aston Villa's (21 – F11 A10). The Villans have scored 3+ goals in all three of their wins, while their two defeats have both been by a 3+ goal margin. After having won six of their first eight away Premier League games under Unai Emery (D1 L1), Aston Villa have now won just one of their last seven on the road (D2 L4). Moises Caicedo, Marc Cucurella and Noni Madueke were all absent for the Bournemouth game but they are now in contention to return. Benoit Badiashile has suffered a setback on the road to recovery from a long-term hamstring issue, while Armando Broja is close to making a comeback. Marcus Bettinelli, Reece James and Trevoh Chalobah remain absent. Meanwhile for Villa, Tyrone Mings and Emi Buendia are likely to be out for the whole season after sustaining ACL injuries. Jacob Ramsey returned to action in midweek while Alex Moreno is being eased back into the squad. 4James is one of several key Blues player on the sidelinesCredit: Getty Chelsea vs Aston Villa: What has been said? Chelsea manager Pochettino has been speaking about an important week off while other teams featured in Europe. He said: "I think for us it’s about recovering players from injuries and the players who were out in the international break. Meanwhile, Villa have won three of their opening five and will head to west London with confidence, knowing if they could get an early goal, the home crowd might turn. Unai Emery's side want to be competing for a top four spot this year, and they stand a good chance of managing to make it if they keep playing like this. Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Date and how to follow This Premier League clash is set to take place on Sunday, September 24. Chelsea vs Aston Villa LIVE: Struggling Blues without 12 players against VillansPublished: 15:45, 22 Sep 2023Updated: 15:46, 22 Sep 2023Chelsea welcome Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge this weekend as they look to spark their season into life. The Blues have won just one of their opening five Premier League games this year and haven't scored in the last two against Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth. 4Chelsea were booed off in their 0-0 draw with BournemouthCredit: Getty Mauricio Pochettino's side have a huge amount of injuries to contend with but should still be doing better than they are. Chelsea vs Aston Villa: How to watch live, stream link, team 3 days ago — How to watch Chelsea vs Aston Villa live, stream link, time ; Kickoff: 9am ET, Sunday (Sept. 24) ; TV channel: Peacock Premium ; Stream: Watch on ... "In these circumstances for us, it is good to have time to work. "It was a very good week, we worked really hard with the players that we have and then time to recover players. "If you are involved in European competition it’s difficult. "For the fans of course it is difficult because normally Chelsea is a club that is involved in the European competitions, but at the moment we are not. "I think we need to take advantage of the situation. " 4Pochettino took the positives from Chelsea not playing in EuropeCredit: Getty Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Match facts Chelsea lost this exact fixture 2-0 last season but haven't lost consecutive home league meetings with Aston Villa since a run of three between 1930 and 1933. Following their 2-0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in April, Aston Villa are looking to win back-to-back league games against the Blues for the first time since October 1993. Kick-off at Stamford Bridge is scheduled for 2pm. This fixture will not be televised on UK screens due to it not being selected for broadcast. However, highlights will be available on the Sky Sports website and app shortly after the end of the match and then later on Match of the Day 2. talkSPORT will have updates from west London throughout while talkSPORT. com will also be on hand for all the post-match reaction. To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream. ou can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM. 4Villa have made a good start to the season under EmeryCredit: Getty Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Team news The hosts currently have 12 first-team players injured. Long-term absentees include Wesley Fofana, Christopher Nkunku, Romeo Lavia and Carney Chukwuemeka. However, the Villans are so far unbeaten in London under Emery in the league (W2 D2). Last time out against Bournemouth, Chelsea played out the first 0-0 draw in the Premier League this season. Meanwhile, Aston Villa manager Unai Emery has taken charge of more Premier League games without ever seeing a goalless draw than any other manager (81). Despite having the fifth-highest expected goals total in the Premier League this season (10. 3), Chelsea have scored just five goals, with only Everton (-5. 6) underperforming their xG more than the Blues this term (-5. 3). Chelsea v Aston Villa | 1 April 2023 Latest news, stats and live commentary for the Premier League's meeting between Chelsea v Aston Villa on the 1 April 2023.