Chelsea banished memories of poor performances and results to claim their third straight win at Leicester on Saturday afternoon.
Having beaten Leeds before beating Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, the Blues put in a more convincing display at the King Power Stadium with Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Mateo Kovacic scoring in a 3-1 victory.
Chelsea remain in 10th place and play matches against teams above and below it.
Everton lifted themselves out of the relegation zone with a win over Brentford, a much-needed boost ahead of a tough trip to Stamford Bridge.
The Toffees have only won Chelsea once in the Premier League era, and that was in 1994 when Paul Rideout scored the only goal of the game.
Chelsea will be hoping the international break will be a boon to the injury when the players return at the end of March. Villa will present a stern challenge to Graham Potter, with Unai Emery being able to command a perfect performance off the ground.
Villans’ last league win came with Chelsea in 2011. The following season, they were thrashed 8-0.
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These two teams shared a disappointing goalless draw in January, with their struggles evident for all to see at Anfield.
Liverpool can’t hold any consistency and take questions over Potter’s ability to get regular positive results.
If you don’t remember Chelsea’s last trip to Wolves in the Premier League, that’s because it was a boring 0-0 draw. It was notable that the visitors had to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak which meant only four players were named to the bench.
There is a possibility of meeting Wolverhampton striker Diego Costa, although he will be out for a month, so he needs to recover perfectly.
When Chelsea lost 4-1 at Brighton in late October, it was hoped that it would be just as good as the atmosphere.
Instead, Potter’s former employers threaten to end above the blues thanks to stars like Alexis Mac Allister and Kaoru Mitoma. The Blues need to win this one, to Potter’s pride more than anything else.
A largely boring relationship exploded into life the last time these two met. Jorginho’s penalty seemed to get Chelsea all three points in the 87th minute, but Casemiro’s header in stoppage time saw Manchester United snatch a share of the spoils.
However, this is a game at risk of being postponed with United remaining in the FA Cup, with the semi-final matches due to take place on the same weekend as their scheduled trip to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea will of course have two more matches to fit into their schedule once they spot their Champions League quarter-final opponents.
The Blues beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 on aggregate to reach the quarter-finals, with matches to be played on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 April before replays on 18 and 19 April.
All of these dates fall in the middle of the week which means there won’t be much re-arrangement of kick-off times.
In this version of Son of Chelsea, part of the 90 Minutes Podcast Network, Daniel Childs Chelsea reacted to Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday, sealing three straight wins for Graham Potter.
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