Champions Chelsea are in horrific form in the Premier League and are currently 16th in the table, 10 points behind league leaders Manchester City.
The Blues will hope to get back to winning ways when they face Aston Villa next on Saturday.
As far as Chelsea’s team news is concerned, two (PhysioRoom) first team players are out injured for the Blues. Belgian goalie Courtoius is out with a long term knee concern and the latest addition to the injury list is Branislav Ivanovic. The Serbian defender could be out for weeks.
Reports suggest that Chelsea are considering replacing Ivanovic with young French center back Kurt Zouma (Telegraph). It will be intriguing to see how well he can perform as a full back after proving his quality in central defense and in defensive midfield.
Expect Loic Remy to start as the lone striker upfront. Here is Chelsea’s probable starting XI vs Aston Villa.
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