Aston Villa just missing Ciaran Clark for Chelsea clash

The Birmingham Mail state that Tim Sherwood will have almost a full complement of players for the encounter at Stamford Bridge.

Aston Villa will have almost everyone fit and available to play against Chelsea this weekend according to The Birmingham Mail, with only defender Ciaran Clark set to miss the game against the current Premier League leaders.

The Birmingham-based outfit have been in poor form of late, with a tally of only four points so far this term from their first eight Premier League games.

Tim Sherwood’s men will be keen to take advantage of a slow start to the campaign for Jose Mourinho’s men and know that they need points sooner rather than later if they are to avoid a relegation dogfight this term.

The Birmingham Mail state that the visitors have almost a full bill of health for the game against the Blues, with Ciaran Clark the only absentee.

This will mean that Sherwood has choices to make at centre-half and in midfield, with a number of returning stars in contention.

The report also states that the Villa boss is set to discard the 3-5-2 formation that he deployed in the defeat to Stoke last time out, which could mean that Scott Sinclair is pushed from a second striker position to a wide role.

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