CONFIRMED: Aston Villa & Chelsea line-ups

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Here is how Aston Villa and Chelsea will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Aston Villa starting XI: Guzan, Bacuna, Vlaar, Baker, Bennett, Westwood, Delph, El Ahmadi, Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor

Subs: Steer, Sylla, Holt, Clark, Albrighton, Lowton, Robinson

Chelsea starting XI: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Matic, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Torres

Subs: Schwarzer, Kalas, Mikel, Lampard, Schurrle, Salah, Ba

With Liverpool and Arsenal not playing until tomorrow, Chelsea have the chance to go 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a victory over Aston Villa this evening.

Depending on results earlier in the day, Villa could climb into the top 10 with a win of their own.

On-loan Ryan Bertrand is ineligible to play against his parent-club, while the visitors are without the injured pair of David Luiz and Ashley Cole.

The Villans have not won in this fixture since 2009, while the Blues are on a remarkable run at Villa Park, winning their last four encounters and scoring 16 goals in the process.

With Jose Mourinho’s side unbeaten in their last 14 league games, it will take an almighty effort for Paul Lambert’s side to get a victory in the day’s late kick-off.

What do you think the result will be this afternoon?

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