Chelsea team news ahead of Aston Villa: Abraham, Barkley & Rudiger

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has this evening provided a fitness update on his squad, ahead of the Blues’ meeting with Aston Villa.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa

The capital giants are set to welcome Dean Smith’s men to Stamford Bridge tomorrow night, for their latest Premier League fixture.

Chelsea will head into proceedings in search of a bounce-back result, on the back of 3 straight outings without a win.

The latest of these came this past weekend, when the Pensioners fell to defeat at home to West Ham.

A solitary Aaron Cresswell strike shortly after the interval eventually proved the difference between the sides, as the visitors sprung a shock on their London rivals.

Abraham in doubt

Evidently, based on the scoreline, one key aspect behind Chelsea’s defeat to West Ham was the Blues’ failure to find the net on Saturday afternoon.

This came with top-scorer Tammy Abraham sidelined, after the English international picked up a hip problem versus Valencia last week.

Abraham, though, could make a return to action versus Aston Villa:

Frank Lampard also provided updates on both Ross Barkley and Antonio Rudiger, with the former set to miss out through illness, and long-term injury absentee Rudiger yet to fully recover from a groin issue:

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