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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: New Years Eve game thread

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Chelsea lineup: Cech, Ferreira, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Romeu, Ramires, Meireles, Sturrige, Drogba, Mata

Subs: Turnbull, Bosingwa, Hutchinson, Lampard, Malouda, Kalou, Torres

Villa lineup: Guzan; Cuellar, Collins, Dunne, Warnock; Albrighton, Petrov, Ireland, Clark, N'Zogbia; Agbonlahor.

Subs: Marshall, Hutton, Bannan, Gardner, Weimann, Delfouneso, Bent

I'm not sure how exactly Hutchinson qualified to get on the pitch, but Chelsea must have quietly applied to add him to an empty homegrown slot on the 25 man roster. While I'm a bit surprised they went through the trouble for just one game I'll be exceptionally happy if Sam gets to make himself a cameo in this one either at center back or on the right. Three points are there for the taking today, let's cross our fingers and hope the finishing is there today.