Chelsea - Aston Villa Betting Preview: Back the Blues to sink Lambert's men at Stamford Bridge

Both sides got off to a winning start at the weekend but Willie Duncan is backing Jose Mourinho's men to claim all three points against their guests on Wednesday
Chelsea and Aston Villa recorded a win on the opening weekend of the English Premier League season and both sides will be looking to maintain their perfect start to the campaign when they go head-to-head at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

Jose Mourinho’s men cruised to a 2-0 victory over Hull City on Sunday afternoon and the Blues are chalked up at just 3/10 (1.30) with Paddy Power to see off Paul Lambert’s side.

Villa recorded a stunning 3-1 success over Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Saturday and are available at a chunky 10/1 (11.0) to follow up with a win in west London. The draw is priced up at 4/1 (5.0) with the same firm.

The home side, of course, ran out as 8-0 winners on the last occasion that these two sides met at Stamford Bridge but, buoyed by victory over Arsenal at the weekend, Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert will be expecting much better from his side this time around.

Chelsea, though, have a wealth of attacking talent and Jose Mourinho is expected to make a few personnel changes from the side that brushed aside Hull City on Sunday afternoon.

Romelu Lukaku is sure to be afforded a hostile reception from the travelling support following his loan spell with West Bromwich Albion last season.

The 20-year-old Belgian, though, could silence the Villa fans with a goal and Lukaku looks to be decent value at 4/1 (5.0) with Paddy Power to score first on Wednesday while the same firm offer a hugely tempting even money (2.0) quote that Lukaku scores at any time. Jose Mourinho chose Fernando Torres to start up front against Hull so could well rotate his forwards giving Lukaku his opportunity to impress in a Chelsea shirt.

Lukaku’s fellow countryman, Christian Benteke, is set to lead the line for Villa and, having scored twice at the weekend, is available at 9/1 (10.0) to break the deadlock at Stamford Bridge – a price which is sure to prove popular with bigger price punters.

Chelsea, however, looked defensively secure against the Tigers on Sunday afternoon and the 10/11 (1.91) quote from Paddy Power for Petr Cech to keep a second successive clean sheet is the recommended play here.

Mourinho’s men can edge to a narrow victory over Villa and those seeking to extrapolate further value should snap up the 4/1 (5.0) quote from Paddy Power for Romelu Lukaku to open his account for the season with the first goal of the game on Wednesday night.

Chelsea to keep a clean sheet at 10/11 (1.91) 3pts with Paddy Power Lukaku to score first at 4/1 (5.0) 1pt with Paddy Power

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