EPL- Aston Vill vs Chelsea confirmed Lineups, Grealish starts for Villa while Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek starts

Aston Villa host Chelsea on Sunday afternoon with Dean Smith’s side desperately needing to pick up points to escape the relegation zone.

Villa escaped with a draw in their opening fixture against Sheffield United courtesy of a goalline technology error but are still stuck in 19th place in the Premier League table.

Chelsea resume their campaign in a buoyant mood having secured the £47.5m signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.

However, Frank Lampard’s side still face a tense race to secure their top-four spot, with Manchester United, Sheffield United and Wolves all in close pursuit.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek who have been sidelined since Chelsea’s Europa League game against Eintracht Frankfurt last season due to injury starts for Chelsea and his first Premier League start under Frank Lampard.

French World Cup winner Kante also return to Blues line up after battling injury before the coronavirus outbreak.

Aston Villa XI: Nyland, Konsa, Mings, Hause, Targett, Hourihane, Luiz, McGinn, El Ghazi, Davis, Grealish.

 Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso, Kante, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Willian, Giroud


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