John Terry and Frank Lampard return to the side with Branislav Ivanovic and David Luiz making way.
Victor Moses is one of the wide players today, as is Eden Hazard who has been passed fit to play. Demba Ba will lead the attack.
Aston Villa right-back Matthew Lowton has failed a fitness test so Eric Lichaj comes in.
Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:
1 Petr Cech
28 Cesar Azpilicueta
24 Gary Cahill
26 John Terry (c)
3 Ashley Cole
8 Frank Lampard
17 Eden Hazard
10 Juan Mata
13 Victor Moses
29 Demba Ba
Substitutes: 22 Ross Turnbull, 2 Branislav Ivanovic, 4 David Luiz, 57 Nathan Ake, 30 Yossi Benayoun, 11 Oscar, 9 Fernando Torres.
Villa are expected to line up in the following 4-3-3 formation:
Guzan; Lichaj, Vlaar (c), Baker, Bennett; Sylla, Westwood, Delph; Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor.
Substitutues: Given,Gardner, N’Zogbia, Williams, Holman, Bent, Bowery.
The referee is Lee Mason.
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