Will dumping Remi Garde make any difference for Aston Villa when they take on Chelsea? Opta delivers their statistical verdict.
"Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six Premier League away games (W4 D2), conceding just two goals in the process."
They are 2.56/4 to win half-time/full-time.
Chelsea have won seven of the last eight Barclays Premier League meetings with Aston Villa (L1). They are 1.574/7 to win.
Aston Villa have won just two of their last 16 Premier League matches at Villa Park, scoring just 11 goals in that run. Chelsea are 2.35/4 to win to nil.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six Premier League away games (W4 D2), conceding just two goals in the process. They are 2.56/4 to win half-time/full-time.
Branislav Ivanovic has scored five Premier League goals against Aston Villa, more than versus any other opponent. Ivanovic is 8.27/1 to score.
There have been four red cards in the last three meetings between these two sides at Villa Park. The odds of a player being sent off are 4.3100/30.
The opening goal has come in the opening 15 minutes in six of the last eight Premier League matches between the Blues and the Villans. Chelsea are 2.0811/10 to be leading by half-time.
Only two teams (Derby 2007-08 & Sunderland 2005-06, both 10) have had fewer points after 31 games of a Premier League campaign than Aston Villa have so far (16). The draw half-time/Chelsea full-time double result is 4.67/2.
Cesc Fabregas has never been on the losing side when he has scored in a Premier League match (38 games). Fabregas is 4.03/1 to find the net.
Aston Villa have made more errors leading to goals in the Premier League this season than any other side (12). Over 2.5 goals is 2.0621/20.
Villa have the worst chance conversion rate in the top flight scoring with just 9.5% of their attempts. Under 2.5 goals is 1.9210/11.
Chelsea have won 199 games away from home in the Premier League. Only Manchester United (245) and Arsenal (208) have recorded more away wins in Premier League history. They are 3.8514/5 to win both halves.