The chelsea side are to travel to Birmingham, to battle with Aston Villa on Boxing Day (Dec. 26) in their attempt to grab their first win in three Premier League games.
The Blues missed several players through injuries and COVID-19 in the last few matches, with Chelsea registering just two wins in their last six league duels.
As for Steven Gerrard‘s side, Aston Villa have bounced back following the arrival of the former Rangers coach, who has led his team to four wins in his first six games in charge. Villa have also suffered a COVID-19 outbreak and the coach will miss this game, but the club have not revealed the names of the players who tested positive.
Aston Villa vs Chelsea predicted line-ups
Aston Villa’s predicted line-up: Emiliano Martinez; Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Matt Targett; John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Jacob Ramsey; Emiliano Buendia, Ollie Watkins, Ashley Young.
Chelsea’s predicted line-up: Keppa; Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger; Reece James, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Marcos Alonso; N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount; Christian Pulisic.
Venue: Villa Park
Kick-off Time: 18:30