Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Buoyed by a 3-0 win over Tottenham, Chelsea will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Aston Villa in their EFL Cup opener. The Blues are enjoying yet another successful season, and even though Thomas Tuchel should rest several first-team regulars in Wednesday’s clash, home win should be considered. N’Golo Kante returns to the starting XI, as well as Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, and Hakim Ziyech.
Summer signing Saul Niguez is pushing for a start as well, while both Mendy and Pulisic are sidelined through injuries. The Villans, on the other hand, did well to crush Everton 3-0 at home ground, but given their poor away record, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on Thomas Tuchel’s charges. Experienced attacker Danny Ings shoul drop to the bench, while key midfielder John McGinn is out of contention after limping off with injury in the win over Everton.
Highlighted Player (Romelu Lukaku):
Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli, born on 13th of ay 1993 is a Belgian player with roots form Congo. Lukaku played for several youth teams before he got picked up by RSC Anderlecht. After playing for only 2 seasons for Anderlecht Chelsea picked him up for around12 million euro.
Lukaku was never able to get a spot in the starting eleven of Chelsea and after playing for WBA he moved to Everton for approximately 35 million euro.Lukaku made his debut in February 2010 by the age of 16 and is one of the youngest players that player for the highest Belgian national team.
The biggest achievement of Lukakui is winning the Eerste klasse in Belgium and the English FA Cup. With his strength and goal scoring abilities Lukaku can be considered as one of the deadliest strikers of the world. Nicknames for Lukaku are Big Rom and the Tank.
Highlighted Team (Aston Villa):
Aston Villa is 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.