Villa – Chelsea: And the fans are back. Well, some of them

Well, here we are, the last game of the season and it’s against a Chelsea side who are still fighting for a Champion’s league place.
You can be sure they’ll be trying then, even if they do probably have one eye on this year’s final. They won’t want to miss out on all that filthy lucre after all, will they?

The big news here is that the fans are back; well at least the lucky 10,000 who won the ballot are.
We’re not really playing for much, as we can’t improve or lose a league place, so there’s no extra money to be earned. Which really annoys me as it means Leeds have proved me wrong and finished above us. I know many of us think we’ve done well to be where we are in our second season, but I really thought we’d be able to do better than them in their first season back in the premier league. It is what it is, I suppose.

Squad news and it’s the same for us. Trezeguet is out long term, Cash is out for the season and Sanson is also out.

As for Chelsea, N’Golo Kante went off injured against Leicester and is doubtful, as is Kai Havertz.
There’s a chance Andreas Christensen will be available.

I found one interesting stat and it’s the one that says Chelsea’s highest league scorer this season is Jorginho with a measly seven goals. That’s incredibly low for a team challenging for the Champion’s league and I thought it’s also interesting that all of his goals have come from penalties.
They don’t score as many as you think either, although they have the second best defence this season after Man City.

I don’t see many goals then and think a single one will be enough to take the points.
I don’t know who to call it for though.

If we play as well as we did against Spurs we’ll win.
Yes, I’m going a Villa win, 1-0.

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  1. DSVilla
    DSVilla May 23, 2021 at 3:57 pm . Reply

    My prediction? If we win Smith will be the messiah. If we perform badly and lose he needs to be replaced 😂 I guess leaving Chuk and P-B on the bench makes sense with the cup final coming up but I’m still a bit disappointed.

  2. Tekkers48
    Tekkers48 May 23, 2021 at 4:51 pm . Reply

    Had him to score first goal ! Get in there !!!

  3. Bill Pearson..
    Bill Pearson.. May 23, 2021 at 4:52 pm . Reply

    A dodgy corner Badger?, might have been a dodgy kick at goal from Traore.

  4. Hitchens60
    Hitchens60 May 23, 2021 at 5:01 pm . Reply

    Thought it was a clever training ground routine 🙂

    Don’t you love it when a plan works out 🙂

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