Chelsea need a win on Sunday against Aston Villa to secure a top-3 finish in the Premier League. Thus, we have put out the 2 possible ways the Blues could line up against Dean Smith’s men.
Option 1: Same Team As Leicester
The Blues knows that a loss against Aston Villa can ruin their hopes of securing a top-4 finish in the Premier League this season. So, Chelsea need to win their game to secure a place in the top-3 spot as the season ends.
Therefore, Thomas Tuchel might want to continue with the winning formula from the Leicester City win in the midweek. Kante could recover in time for this and if he does, the manager might want to play him to help Chelsea dominate the hosts.
Option 2: Rest Some Stars With Champions League Final In Mind
While a top-4 finish is also extremely important for Chelsea, Tuchel is also eyeing the Champions League title. Manchester City are guaranteed to rest their key stars in their final Premier League game and Tuchel might want to do the same for the Villa clash.
With that in mind, Cesar Azpilicueta could be given a breather before the final. Also, Tuchel could rest Kante and let him recover fully for the big finale. Kai Havertz could be given the chance to replace Christian Pulisic, who could also be rested.