Apologies for not producing a killer match preview before this one, but work has been one hateful bitch this week. Anyway, do we really even need to look ahead to this New Year's Eve fixture when we have classic images like the one below?
Who: Aston Villa (est. 1874)
What: Barclays Premier League, Round 19
When: 31 December, 3pm local time (10am EST)
Where: Stamford Bridge (45,449)
How: Fox Soccer Channel (DirecTV 619, Dish Network 149)
Why: Because we need to erase the grizzly taste of that draw with Fulham.
Cech, Ferreira, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Romeu, Meireles, Sturridge, Drogba, Mata. Bench: Turnbull, Lampard, Torres, Malouda, Bosingwa, Kalou, Hutchinson.
Guzan, Cuellar, Collins, Dunne, Warnock, Albrighton, Petrov, Clark, N'Zogbia, Ireland, Agbonlahor. Bench: Marshall, Hutton, Bent, Delfouneso, Bannan, Weimann, Gardner.