Aston Villa vs. Chelsea: Lineups & Game Thread

Old farts. - Scott Heavey

Happy 100th start, Juan Mata! Win and we're in. Simples. Happy 21st birthday, Thibaut Courtois!

It's bitter baby, and it's very sweet
I'm on a roller-coaster, but I'm on my feet
Take me to the river, let me on your shore
I'll be coming back baby
I'll be coming back for more.

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Aston Villa starting lineup (4-3-3):
Brad Guzan | Joe Bennett, Nathan Baker, Ron Vlaar, Eric Lichaj | Fabian Delph, Ashley Westwood, Yacouba Sylla | Gabby Agbonlahor, Christian Benteke, Andreas Weimann

Substitutes from: Shay Given, Brett Holman, Derrick Williams, Gary Gardner, Darren Bent, Jordan Bowery, Charles N'Zogbia, Barry Bannan

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Petr Cech | Ashley Cole, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta | Frank Lampard, Ramires | Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Victor Moses | Demba Ba

Substitutes from: Ross Turnbull, Branislav Ivanovic, David Luiz, Nathan Ake, Yossi Benayoun, Oscar, Fernando Torres

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Hazard is fit to start, Mikel apparently isn't. Lovely lineup. Time to seal the deal.

UP THE CHELS!

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