Aston Villa vs Chelsea: team news, probable lineup

As Chelsea travel to Birmingham to face Steven Gerrard’s side on Sunday (KO 5:30pm UK time).

Here is the team news and probable line-up

Chelsea

Chilwell (knee) is the only certain absence but many players are doubts for the Villa game.

Lukaku, Hudson-Odoi (both Covid-19) and Christensen (knock) are back in team training and should be in contention to play on Sunday.

Werner, Loftus-Cheek, Havertz, Baker (all Covid-19) are doubts as their availability will depend on tests results, vaccination status and Premier League guidelines.

Ziyech could be also forced to miss the game with an ankle injury.

Aston Villa

Nakamba, Bailey and Traore are sidelined with injuries. Davis, El Ghazi and Sanson are doubts.

Head coach Steven Gerrard will miss the game after testing positive for Covid-19.

Chelsea predicted lineup

Mendy; Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kante, Alonso; Mount, Lukaku, Pulisic

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