– Gabby Agbonlahor is suspended by the club after pictures of him smoking shisha in Dubai last week emerged. He will join back the squad once the internal investigation is over.
– Three injured players are back: Micah Richards (groin) Jack Grealish (ankle) and Adama Traore (foot)
– Eden Hazard is still injured and was not selected
– Diego Costa recovered from his injury but, anyway, he is still suspended ( last game of two)
– Long term injured Kurt Zouma still out
– Willian, Oscar and Bertrand Traore not sure to be fit and fresh because they came back from their international duties only yesterday ( Friday 1 April).
PREDICTED LINE UPS
ASTON VILLA – Guzan, Hutton, Richards, Lescott, Cissokho, Veretout, Westwood, Gueye, Gil, Gestede, Ayew.
Manager: Erick Black
CHELSEA – Courtois, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Obi Mikel, Fabregas, Pedro, Oscar, Willian, Remy.
Manager: Guus Hiddink
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
Kick Off: 12.45 pm
Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham, UK