chelsea, aston villa


Chelsea have the chance to keep Manchester City chasing them as the take on Aston Villa at Villa Park this afternoon in a match up that usually produces goals, and while Blues striker Diego Costa is still serving his three match ban Blues boss Jose Mourinho will be looking for goals from Belgium international Eden hazard who should terrorize Villa’s shaky defence

Today could also mark the debut of Chelsea new boy Juan Cuadrado following his move from Fiorentina after Mourinho hinted yesterday that he might play.

Missing though will be full-back Filipe Luis who is out with a calf injury, but on the bright side midfielder Cesc Fabregas is expected to return to the starting line-up after having been out with a hamstring injury that saw him miss last weekend’s clash with City.

Kurt Zouma is tipped to keep his place in the team following his outstanding performances of late, meaning that once again Gary Cahill will have to sit patiently on the bench.