24th Dec 2021 | Premier League
Villa have picked up 12pts in 6 games under the new boss, while the Blues have dropped 11 points in their last 8 outings to slip behind in the title race.
The Steven Gerrard era at Aston Villa could claim its biggest scalp to date when out-of-sorts Chelsea come to town. Every result looks possible, but the value comes with backing Ollie Watkins as First Goalscorer - a boosted 12/1 with BetFair.
The England striker has looked his old self since Stevie G arrived, immediately netting a fine goal to seal the win over Brighton. He netted a consolation in the following home game against Man City, before another late strike against Norwich last time out.
The 25-year-old made a habit of scoring against big clubs last season, and with Chelsea only managing 1 clean sheet in their last 6 in the league, that tendency could continue on Boxing Day.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 06:10 24th Dec, 2021 but subject to change