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Chelsea vs. Aston Villa: Confirmed lineups

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Jamie McDonald

Busy day for Chelsea, with U18s, U21s, and now the first team in action as well.  The youngest came from behind to win 4-2 earlier (away to Spurs; Tammy Abraham with the hat-trick), while the older kids just kicked off (away to Leicester).

But now it's time for the big boys.


Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Thibaut Courtois | César Azpilicueta, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanović | Nemanja Matić, Cesc Fàbregas | Eden Hazard, Oscar, Willian | Diego Costa

Substitutes from: Petr Čech, Kurt Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, André Schürrle, Loïc Rémy, Didier Drogba

Aston Villa starting lineup (4-3-3):
Brad Guzan | Aly Cissokho, Nathan Baker, Philippe Senderos, Alan Hutton | Fabian Delph, Ashley Westwood, Tom Cleverley | Kieran Richardson, Gabby Agbonlahor, Andi Weimann

Substitutes from: Shay Given, Ciaran Clark, Leandro Bacuna, Carlos Sanchez, Charles N'Zogbia, Jack Grealish, Darren Bent


No surprises from Jose Mourinho.  Let's hope there are no surprises on the scoreboard either.