Breaking Chelsea news against Aston Villa, formation and confirmed team news

Aston Villa travel to Chelsea this afternoon with the chance to cement their European credentials this season.

Villa thumped Crystal Palace on Boxing Day to climb above Chelsea in the table on goal difference, with two games in hand.

The Blues will be frustrated by a poor performance against Arsenal and will be hoping to make amends.

Frank Lampard is set to make plenty of changes as the fixtures come thick and fast.

Here is everything you need to know

When is the game?

The match kicks off at 5.30pm GMT today, Monday 28 December.

How can I watch it?

The game will be broadcast live via Amazon Prime Video. Subscribers can watch it online via the Amazon Prime Video website and on TV via the Amazon Prime Video app.

What is the team news?

Chelsea will make several changes with Callum Hudson-Odoi in line to start for the Blues, and Hakim Ziyech back in contention to be involved.

Villa are without Tyrone Mings after a red card against Palace, while Ross Barkley is ineligible to face his parent club.

Predicted line-ups

Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Emerson, Kante, Kovacic, Jorginho, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Ziyech

Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Hause, Konsa, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, El Ghazi, Grealish, Traore, Watkins

Odds

Chelsea 3/4

Draw 16/5

Aston Villa 21/5

Prediction

The Blues will sure offer a reaction after defeat at Arsenal, but epect both teams to create plenty of chances. Chelsea 3-2 Aston Villa.

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