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Aston Villa vs. Chelsea: Confirmed lineups and match discussion

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Chelsea score a lot. Aston Villa don't. If things hold to form, this ought to be three points then. That would make for an awfully good day, and ensure that the gap at the top of the Premier League remains at at least five points.

Jose Mourinho does have a few injuries and a suspension to take into account, and new signing Juan Cuadrado probably hasn't fully settled into life with Chelsea quite yet. With that in mind, the Blues' boss has decided on the following squad for today's match:

Chelsea: Thibaut Courtois, Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Cesar Azpilicueta, Nemanja Matic, Ramires, Oscar, Willian, Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba

Bench: Petr Cech, Kurt Zouma, Nathan Ake, John Obi Mikel, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Juan Cuadrado, Loic Remy

Under-fire Villa manager Paul Lambert has opted for this squad:

Villa: Brad Guzan, Alan Hutton, Jores Okore, Ciaran Clark, Aly Cissokho, Ashley Westwood, Fabian Delph, Tom Cleverley, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Carles Gil, Andreas Weimann

Bench: Shay GIven, Ron Vlaar, Scott Sinclair, Christian Benteke, Carlos Sanchez, Joe Cole, Leandro Bacuna

As always, please keep things civil and don't link or direct to illegal streams of the match.

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