Revealed: Predicted lineup of Chelsea vs Aston Villa, Ivanovic to be dropped, star striker back

Ritabrata Banerjee / 16 October 2015

If all goes to plan, a turning point for Special One. The Portuguese manager’s Blues side will host Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as both the club’s managers will be desperate to hit back leaving behind the early trouble in the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho will be in the dugout hoping to hold on to the record of never been beaten in two consecutive home fixtures during his managerial stint in English football. Currently in 16th position, the defending champions haven’t been such a disastrous form in recent past. Actually they have not had a bad start like this for 37 years, during the 1978-79 season the blues picked up only 5 points in their first eight matches when they finished the then Division One at the bottom.

Chelsea’s major problem being the defence, Mourinho might try some positional changes on Saturday. Much will depend on Kurt Zouma if he is positioned as right-back filling the gap left by injured Branislav Ivanovic.

Predicted lineup of Chelsea-

Goalkeeper – Asmir 

Defence – Zouma, Terry, Cahill, Azpiliueta

Midfield- Matic, Fabregas

Attacking midfield – Hazard, Willian, Pedro

Striker- Diego Costa

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