Following the two-week layoff for international soccer matches, the Premier League resumes this weekend in England and the early game sees Aston Villa welcome table-toppers Chelsea.

Chelsea won last season's match at Villa Park by a single Nicolas Anelka goal and most online bookies believe history will repeat itself this Saturday with, and offering the visitors at odds of 8/11 to win.

After eight games, Chelsea sits at the top of the Premier League, two points ahead of Manchester United, with listing the Londoners at odds of 4/5 to win on Saturday while, and are offering 5/6.

Even worse reading for Aston Villa fans is offering Chelsea at odds of 17/20 to win while is going with 7/8 followed by with 8/9. Rounding out the offerings is with Chelsea at 9/10 to triumph followed by, and with 10/11.

Aston Villa finished in sixth spot in the Premier League last season and currently sits in seventh, eight points behind Chelsea. Despite being at home,, and list the Birmingham-based team at odds of 11/4 to win while is showing 14/5.

Slightly longer,, and show odds of 3/1 on a home win with offering 16/5 followed by, and with 10/3.

Under these circumstances, a tie could be seen as a victory for Aston Villa but most online bookmakers believe this is a long-shot with offering 11/5 on this eventuality. Following this, and currently show 9/4 on a draw while is offering 20/10.,,, and currently show odds of 12/5 on a draw followed by with 5/2. Even longer, punters can get 13/5 from while is showing 45/17.

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