Predicted Aston Villa and Chelsea line-ups: Three changes for Lambert

Match to be played on Saturday 7th February 2015 at 15:00. Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham.

There’s no other way to put it, Aston Villa just have to be better against Chelsea this weekend than they were against Arsenal last weekend.

It would have been difficult for Paul Lambert to lift his side in training this week after the difficult match away at the Emirates, but the side have to show their supporters something they can cheer about against the league leaders.

The defence has to tighten up and the midfield and attack have to try and find a way of being effective.

Chelsea are under pressure to try and put three points on the board with Jose Mourinho likely to want his team to try and maintain their advantage over Manchester City in the title race.

Chelsea drew 1-1 against City last weekend and the Blues can put the pressure right back onto the Manchester club with another win in this game.

Chelsea are missing key midfielder Cesc Fabregas with a hamstring problem, but still have several players who can influence this game.

Here are the possible teams Villa and Chelsea could go with.

Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Clarke, Cissokho, Delph, Cleverley, Sinclair, Agbonlahor, Weimann, Benteke

Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta, Cuadrado, Hazard, Matic, Ramires, Oscar, Remy

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