Chelsea have spent the last two weeks mourning over the shocking home loss to Southampton, the repercussions of that disaster were lined up with a much needed support by the club owners and a sanction from FA for the manager’s post-match comments.
The focus is now completely shifted to the visit of Aston Villa as a fabulous opportunity to turn around the disastrous campaign looming large. Villa manager Tim Sherwood will arrive with his own concerns and tension in the background as his managerial position possibly in great danger. So all eyes on Stamford Bridge because one of two managers likely to lose their job, fearing the worst scenario.
Here are the starting lineups of both the teams:
Chelsea Starting XI –
Begovic; Baba, Terry (c), Zouma, Azpilicueta; Loftus-Cheek, Ramires; Wilian, Fabregas, Pedro; Diego Costa
Chelsea Substitutes –
Blackman, Cahill, Matic, Mikel, Oscar, Hazard, Remy
Aston Villa Starting XI –
Guzan, Hutton, Richards, Lescott, Richardson, Gana, Westwood, Gil, Grealish, Ayew, Gestede.