Our match prediction:
Out-of-sorts Aston Villa take on 10th-placed Chelsea in the opening match of Saturday’s program. The Villans are 12 points clear of the safe zone, meaning that they will leave their hearts on the field in order to keep their hopes of securing the top flight survival alive. The Blues, on the other hand have been struggling to find their form of late and they will be aiming to put an end to their four-match winless run in all competitions when they take on the rock-bottom side at Villa Park. Remi Garde’s men are on a six-game losing run in the national championship and we do not believe that they are capable of putting an end to the negative trend. Chelsea aim to move a little closer to the European places and seeing that Guus Hiddink’s men are going to take Saturday’s football game very seriously, we predict that the visitors will pick up all three points from the match.
Highligted Player (Fabregas):
Born in Arenys de Mar on 4 May, 1987, Cesc Fabregas began his football career at Mataro. After spending two years at Mataro, Cesc joined Barcelona in 1997 and six years later the Spanish midfielder signed a deal with Arsenal. Fabregas played for Arsenal for eight years (2003-2011) and in 2011 he turned his dream into reality and returned to Barca. In 2014 the 29-year-old footballer joined Premier League side Chelsea. Fabregas won the 2012/2013 La Liga title with Barcelona, while lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy with Chelsea. Cesc did not win the Premier League title with Arsenal, but he helped the capital club lift the FA Cup trophy in 2005. On the other hand, the Chelsea midfielder recorded much better results with the Spain national team as he won the European Championship trophy in 2008 and 2012, while winning the FIFA World Cup title in 2010. Fabregas made his debut for la Roja in March, 2006.
Highlighted Team (Aston Villa):
Aston Villa are one of the three clubs that dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign. The Villans host their rivals at Villa Park, the stadium that was opened in 1897 and its’ capacity is 42,682. However, it has to be noted that the highest attendance recorded at the stadium was 76,588 when Aston Villa faced Derby County in the FA Cup back in 1946. Aston Villa’s fiercest rivals are Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion. Nonetheless, the rivalry between Aston Villa and Wolves and Coventry City is big as well. Aston Villa have won seven First Division (Premier League) trophies, with the team clinching seven FA Cup trophies as well. The team’s biggest success, though, came in 1982 when they won the European Cup. The Villans defeated Bayern Munich (1-0) in the title game and Peter Withe was named the man of the match.