Aston Villa vs Chelsea: Former Chelsea striker gives harsh prediction for this game

Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton has admitted his surprise at Chelsea’s unpredictability this season.

From a good performance against Manchester City, Chelsea were beaten 5-0 by Arsenal last time out.

Chris Sutton has backed Aston Villa to beat Chelsea at the Villa Park.

“I just don’t understand how Chelsea can go from pushing Manchester City close in three games this season to the inept level of performance we saw from them against Arsenal on Tuesday.

“I think they should stick with their manager Mauricio Pochettino regardless of what happens in their remaining games, but another walloping here will obviously damage his cause.

“Chelsea won at Villa Park in the FA Cup in February, and I am actually expecting a response from them – but Aston Villa will still be too good for them.

“Tottenham can move level with Unai Emery’s side in fourth place if they win their games in hand but I’d much rather be in Villa’s position. They have all the momentum at the moment, and look full of confidence too.”

Sutton’s prediction: 2-1