Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa
Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Schurrle, Remy, Drogba
Aston Villa starting XI: Guzan; Hutton, Baker, Senderos, Cissokho; Westwood, Delph, Cleverley; Richardson, Weimann, Agbonlahor
Subs: Given, Clark, Bacuna, Sanchez, N’Zogbia, Grealish, Bent
Chelsea will look to get back to winning ways against Aston Villa today having drawn 1-1 with Manchester City last weekend.
The Blues had won all four of their Premier League games before heading to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, and whilst Andre Schurrle put Jose Mourinho's side in front after Pablo Zabaleta was sent off for City, they couldn't hang on for the win as Chelsea legend Frank Lampard rescued a point for Manuel Pellegrini's men.
Mourinho handed Ramires a start last weekend as he looked to cope with City's attacking players, but the Brazilian misses out today as compatriot Oscar returns to the starting line-up. The rest of the team remains the same from almost a week ago, with Diego Costa looking to get back amongst the goals after firing a blank against City.
Meanwhile, Villa's impressive start to the season came to a halt last week as Arsenal tore Paul Lambert's side apart in a 3-0 win, and the tough run of fixtures for the Villains continues today. They may have grabbed a win against Liverpool, but this is their toughest test to date with Mourinho's side looking in ruthless form at home so far.
Ron Vlaar misses out again today, whilst ex-Manchester United duo Tom Cleverley and Kieran Richardson both start in what appears to be a five-man midfield, with Richardson and Andreas Wiemann providing width to the attack. Meanwhile, rumoured Chelsea target Jack Grealish will be on the bench today, meaning he could have the chance to impress today.