Chelsea vs Aston Villa Team News – Possible Line-Ups, Injury Updates, Predictions & More

Chelsea will return to Premier League actions following the international break against Aston Villa on Saturday. Here are the latest updates from both teams;

Chelsea vs Aston Villa Team News

Chelsea: N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic are ruled out for this game with injuries while Reece James will miss out too as he received a red card in the Liverpool game.

Romelu Lukaku is fit to play, Thiago Silva will most likely miss the match with a suspension imposed by FIFA.

Aston Villa: Ollie Watkins is fit to make his return after missing the first 3 games.

Key duo Buendia and Emiliano Martinez will both be absent due to quarantine rules, while Trezeguet and Keinan Davis are both still out.

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Predicted Lineups


Thomas Tuchel hinted that Werner and Lukaku could start together in this game as the German striker has found some form in the international break. This could likely mean that Kai Havertz moves to the bench.

Kante’s injury means Mateo Kovacic will possibly start next to Jorginho and the defense should see Azpilicueta replacing James as the right wing-back, with Trevoh Chalobah getting a start.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa Team News

Aston Villa

Watkins should start in what will be a welcome boost for Aston Villa. Steer is likely to replace Martinez at the back:

Chelsea vs Aston Villa Team News

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