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Chelsea team news & predicted line-up vs Aston Villa

In this piece, we take a look at the latest Chelsea team news ahead of their upcoming Premier League clash with Aston Villa.

Chelsea host Aston Villa on the weekend looking to return to winning ways after slipping up against Everton.

In the game just before the break, the Blues were held to a 2-2 draw with Everton at home.

The Toffees equalised very late on to snatch the win away from Graham Potter’s team.

Ahead of their clash with Villa, 101 Great Goals’ takes a look at Chelsea’s team news…

Chelsea predicted line-up vs Aston Villa

Reece James

Reece James withdrew from the England squad over the international break with a hamstring injury.

But the defender is expected to be fully fit to return to action on the weekend.

Mason Mount

The midfielder has missed the Blues’ last three matches with a groin injury.

Wesley Fofana

Wesley Fofana had been struggling with a thigh injury.

He was unable to link up with the French national team but will be back for Saturday’s clash.

Kai Havertz

Kai Havertz did not go on international duty due to illness but he is fit to face Villa.

Edouard Mendy

Edouard Mendy is finally closing in on his long-awaited return from injury.

The goalkeeper has been struggling with a wrist injury.

Kepa Arrizabalaga remains expected to start.

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling missed Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Everton and the international break due to a hamstring injury.

However, he is expected to be back and available to face Villa on Saturday.

Cesar Azpilicueta

Cesar Azpilicueta has spent several weeks out with a head injury.

But on the weekend he is expected to make his long-awaited return.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed the game against Everton with a back injury.

But the striker is expected to return on Saturday.

Thiago Silva

Thiago Silva is close to making his return but is still a few weeks away.

Armando Broja

Armando Broja will miss the rest of the season with an ACL injury.

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Jamie Brown

Writer for 101 Great Goals since 2017. Founder of @Daily_Hotspur.

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