Thomas Tuchel & co. will lock horns with Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge this evening in the Premier League matchday four of the season.
The Blues will aiming of bounce back to winning ways after ended their last routine in the Premier League with 1-1 draw at Liverpool before the international break.
Thomas Tuchel’s men kick-off their league campaign in perfect ways, by defeating Crystal Palace 3-0 before claimed another three points with 2-0 win over Arsenal at Emirates stadium.
Chelsea, then, showcased series of ambition be in contestants for Premier League title this season at Anfield stadium on August 28, as Tuchel’s men delivered impressive performances display played the second half with 10-man.
Kai Havertz, scored a stunning header to put the Blues ahead Referee Anthony Taylor sent off defender Reece James after a handball on the goalline, with Mohamed Salah equalising from the penalty spot.
However, throughout the second-half of the game, Tuchel’s men showcasing series of impressive display, especially goalkeeper Eduoard Mendy, who produced three brilliant save to earned his side’s desired points.
After the international break is over, the Blues switch their attention to their fixtures this month, which starting later today. Tuchel’s men will kick-off their fixtures matches for this month against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge this evening.
And ahead of crucial clash against Villa, Thomas Tuchel will without three first-team players, who battle with injuries and suspension.
Christian Pulisic and N’Golo Kante could miss the clash due to ankle and little bit problem respectively, but Lukaku, who reportedly sustained thigh issue during international duty with Belgium, returned to Cobham and fit for the selection.
Speaking on media conferences on Friday ahead of today contest, Tuchel ruled N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic out of Villa clash.
‘N’Golo got injured in the Liverpool game and still suffers a little bit. We are trying with N’Golo for Tuesday. This looks pretty good.
‘For Christian unfortunately he came yesterday on crutches. He has an ankle injury [that will rule him out] for about 10 days.’
The Blues boss had good news on Romelu Lukaku after talk he had a thigh issue.
‘Maybe he had some problems but he came back two days ago, he trained yesterday and today full, no problems at all.’
Thiago Silva on the other hand, cleared to play in Chelsea’s match against Aston Villa after Brazil dropped plans to impose a five-day ban on the centre back.
Saul Niguez is expected to make his debut against Aston Villa, after impressive display at Cobham since arrival from Atletico Madrid on deadline day.
With Kante’s doubt the clash, the Spain international could handed his debut in Chelsea shirt against Villa and is likely to came off from bench to make his first appearances for the west London club.
The full Chelsea squad available for selection against Aston Villa
Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Edouard Mendy, Marcus Bettinelli.
Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azipilicueta, Ben Chilwell, Trevoh Chalobah.
Midfielder: Saul Niguez, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz.
Winger: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech
Striker: Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner
Where is the match being played? at Stamford Bridge
When is kick off? Saturday 11 September, at 5:30PM