Confirmed: Aston Villa v Chelsea lineups

Villa Park Outside

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

Aston Villa take on Chelsea at Villa Park with Jose Mourinho’s side looking to keep reigning champions Manchester City at arm’s length.

Five points currently separate the two sides but Chelsea will know any slip-ups could see Manuel Pellegrini’s men move ominously close to the leaders.

Villa are 16th in the table, just three points clear of the drop zone and without a top flight goal in six matches.

Paul Lambert’s side are without a win in their last eight league encounters and things will not get any easier this afternoon.

That said, Chelsea will know not to take today’s opponents lightly after the Villans defeated them 1-0 in the corresponding fixture last season.

Chelsea have work to do away from home but could their defence really be tested by a side who have been so goal-shy in recent weeks?

Only time will tell but if Lambert could mastermind an unlikely victory it will be a huge boost for everyone involved with the club.

Aston Villa lineup


  • Brad Guzan
  • Aly Cissokho
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Alan Hutton
  • Jores Okore
  • Carles Gil
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Fabian Delph
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Andreas Weimann

Substitutes: Shay Given, Leandro Bacuna, Ron Vlaar, Joe Cole, Scott Sinclair, Carlos Sánchez, Christian Benteke.

Chelsea lineup


  • Thibaut Courtois
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Gary Cahill
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Terry
  • Eden Hazard
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Oscar
  • Ramires
  • Willian
  • Didier Drogba

Substitutes: Petr Cech, Nathan Aké, Kurt Zouma, Juan Cuadrado, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, John Obi Mikel, Loïc Remy.

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