Starting on December 26, 2021, at 17:30 UTC, Aston Villa will face Chelsea at Villa Park stadium in Birmingham, England. The match is a Premier League encounter.
This season, Aston Villa faced Chelsea in one match. Aston Villa is now in 10th place, while Chelsea is in third place.
Start date: 26 Dec 2021 23:00
Venue: Villa Park
Referee: Martin Atkinson, England
Head to Head Record
FT: Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa
FT: Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea
FT: Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa
Chelsea Team News
Despite the fact that Callum Hudson-Odoi and Romelu Lukaku are likely to return to the squad following coronavirus, neither player is expected to be risked right away.
Mateo Kovacic might pair Jorginho in the centre, with N’Golo Kante playing in a more forward role beside Mason Mount, now that Chelsea have additional midfielders available.
While Trevoh Chalobah is expected to start in the back three, Hakim Ziyech is a doubt owing to a calf injury, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Kai Havertz are both expected to sit out due to the coronavirus.
Aston Villa Team News
Gerrard has not revealed which Villa players are expected to miss this game due to the same reasons, making it difficult to anticipate a starting team with any surety.
Marvelous Nakamba, Leon Bailey, and Bertrand Traore are the three confirmed absentees, all due to injury.
Aston Villa XI: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey; Buendia, Watkins, Young
Chelsea XI: Mendy; Chalobah, Silva, Rudgier; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Kante, Mount; Pulisic
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