Verdict: Aston Villa to qualify
Best Odds: 2/3
Two sides looking to extend on their FA Cup adventures at the second attempt on Wednesday night, Aston Villa will welcome Chelsea to the Midlands.
Starting with the hosts, managing to make a welcomed return to winning ways over the weekend, Aston Villa will now be looking to find some crucial stability. Drawing a line under their three-match winless run as they secured a rampant 5-0 victory against leading relegation scrappers Sheffield United, Unai Emery’s men should be smelling a golden opportunity when they return to the Midlands on Wednesday night. Still firmly in the mix to clinch a famous Champions League ticket this year, Villa will be excited by a stellar record against Chelsea. Although the former Arsenal boss might have been forced to settle for a 0-0 stalemate when they travelled to west London for their initial FA Cup showdown on January 26th, Emery’s high-flying squad are unbeaten in all of their previous four meetings against Wednesday’s guests across all competitions.
All still dealing with respective long-term injury issues, Aston Villa will once again be without the likes of Lucas Digne, Emi Buendia and En