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How should Chelsea line up against managerless Aston Villa on Saturday?

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As we turn down the home stretch of the 2015-16 season, rudderless Chelsea visit managerless Aston Villa to kick off the weekend's slate of matches.  It's gonna be a barnburner!  Better set your DVRs and order extra on the chips and dip.

Still better than the international football on offer the past two weeks I suppose.  Even if Chelsea are on a four-match winless streak and Villa have lost six in a row.  High quality football guaranteed.

The injuries had been starting to pile up for Chelsea ahead of the break, but all bar Eden Hazard are probably ready to go again.  Hazard's original prognosis only called for him to return next weekend, though manager Guus Hiddink might shed some more light on that tomorrow.

With a full squad, bad opposition, plenty of youth needing minutes, and very little, if anything to fight for, the possibilities for the starting lineup are endless.  In reality, the possibilities are probably fairly limited, but this exercise is about who you would pick and not who Hiddink might pick.

Choose wisely.

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