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Aston Villa vs. Chelsea: Lineups & Game Thread

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

Old farts.
Old farts.
Scott Heavey

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.


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


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


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