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On December 23rd Chelsea welcomes Aston Villa at the Stamford Bridge in London. Rafa Benitez will try to rehabilitate after Club World Cup disappointment result. The Blues have lost the world club champions title to Corinthians, but are hoping to get their domestic position back against indifferent Villans.

 

Chelsea are third in the EPL standings with twenty nine points from sixteen games. They have won eight, drawn five and lost three games. Their present form has seen one win, two draws and two defeats in their last five EPL matches. In all competitions they have five victories and one defeat. At the Stamford Bridge they have only one win, three draws and one defeat to Man Utd from their last five home games.

Chelsea returned from their regret at the Club World Cup where they lost the final game to Corinthians 1-0. This trip was a waste of time. But they managed to win midweek League Cup game against Leeds with the score 5-1. In the Christmas period they will play against Norwich City, Everton and QPR.

 

Aston Villa goes fourteenth in the league table with eighteen points after seenteen matches, having four wins, six draws and seven losses. In their last five games they have two wins and three draws. Last five home matches have seen two wins, two draws and one defeat. They shown a great game and have won Liverpool with the score 1-3 last weekend.

Villa have been on a fine run recently. They are unbeaten in five games in the EPL.  Also they have climbed out of the relegation zone and are three points above now.

 

Gary Cahill, John Obi Mikel and Ramires all have returned and are available for Rafa Benitez’s choice. John Terry is back to training after a knee injury, but he is not ready yet. Daniel Sturridge may miss out again. Oriol Romeu is injured until next June.

Gabriel Agbonlahor should be fit for Villa. Stephen Ireland also is going to return. But Villa have a number of other injured players like Darren Bent, Richard Dunne, Ron Vlaar and Stiliyan Petrov. Midfielder Craig Gardner is long term injured until May.

 

Chelsea line-up: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Cole, Mikel, Ramires, Moses, Mata, Hazard, Torres.

Chelsea

Last three matches:

Leeds 1 – Chelsea FC 5;

Corinthians 1 – Chelsea FC 0;

Monterrey 1 – Chelsea FC 3.

 

Aston Villa line-up: Guzan, Lowton, Baker, Lichaj, Clark, Ireland, Westwood, Holman, Bannan, Weimann, Benteke.

Aston Villa

Last three matches:

Liverpool 1 – Aston Villa 3;

Norwich City 1 – Aston Villa 4;

Aston Villa 0 – Stoke 0.

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