EPL: Big blow to Chelsea ahead Aston Villa clash

Chelsea have relished a fantastic start to the current Premier League season and they have seven points to show for it after playing three matches.

Although they did drop two points against Liverpool at Anfield, it felt more like a point gained as Thomas Tuchel’s 10-men put in a resolute, well-shaped shielding presentation to keep Jurgen Klopp’s side at arm’s length.

The Blues will be aspiring to get back to winning ways after the international break against Aston Villa on September 11 at Stamford Bridge.

They do have a few fitness concerns going into that fixture but boosted by the arrival of Saul Niguez on deadline day, Chelsea has a squad more than competent of picking up three points.

N’golo Kante

Kante has been suffering from an ankle injury since the super Cup final against Villarreal, During their EPL match against Liverpool he was seen limping out the field and he might miss their next matches replaced by Saul Niguez.

Christian PulisicChristian Pulisic missed the match against Arsenal and Liverpool since he tested positive for Covid, despite scoring against Crystal Palace he might miss their next EPL match.

Loftus-CheekCheek has been out since testing positive for Covid.

Hakim Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech might miss another Epl match due to injury but since he has recovered he is ready to play, he was among unused substitutes during their match against Liverpool.

On another side, Reece James will not play the next matches because of the Red card.

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