Potter’s side are showing promising signs under his watch and will be favourites against a Villa team who are yet to convince under Steven Gerrard.
It’s taken little time for the former Brighton boss to stamp his authority on the team he inherited from Thomas Tuchel and a journey up to Villa Park is not exactly a daunting prospect based on current form.
Clearly, football rarely works out as simply as that, but it’s hard to ignore the fact a Chelsea team full of confidence should make light work of a Villa side struggling for form.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game..
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League game is scheduled for a 2pm BST kick-off time on Sunday October 16, 2022.
Villa Park in Birmingham will host.
Where to watch Aston Villa vs Chelsea
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game via the Sky Go app.
LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog, Nizaar Kinsella will be providing expert analysis from the ground.
Aston Villa vs Chelsea team news
Gerrard is without Diego Carlos, Boubacar Kamara and Jed Steer for the foreseeable future, while Ludwig Augustinsson and Lucas Digne also out of Sunday’s game.
Leon Bailey and Matty Cash are expected to shake off issues and be in contention.
N’Golo Kante recently suffered a fresh setback in training, while Wesley Fofana is also out.
Aston Villa vs Chelsea prediction
With Villa hardly looking like much of a unit, an away win seems likely, albeit amid some key injury concerns for Chelsea.
Chelsea to win 3-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Aston Villa wins: 58
Chelsea wins: 67