Mourinho Makes 8 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Face Aston Villa

By on September 25, 2014

League leaders Chelsea entertain third-placed Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, here’s our predicted starting eleven for the game.

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech made his first start of the season during last nights League Cup clash but Thibaut Courtois will almost certainly come back in this weekend.

Defence: Jose Mourinho rested Branislav Ivanovic and John Terry on Wednesday night so the duo should be recalled on Saturday with Filipe Luis and Kurt Zouma dropping to the bench. Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta should keep their places in the back-four.

Midfield: Both Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic were given a breather too against Bolton so the duo will come back in with John Obi Mikel and Nathan Ake expected to drop out. Ramires is still struggling with an abductor injury so could miss out once again.

Attack: Oscar could keep his place after scoring a fine winner in the Cup but Willian and Eden Hazard are likely to be recalled after being rested last time out. Diego Costa is also expected to start up front after Mourinho left him out against Bolton to protect his troublesome hamstring injury.

So here’s how we think Mourinho will line-up his team this weekend:

What do you think of the team? What side would you select?

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30 Comments

  1. Friday Sunday

    September 25, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    With this team, i believe that blue will overcome Aston villa by 3 – 1.

  2. Suman

    September 25, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    4-0 up chelsea

  3. Derrick stephen

    September 25, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I love chelsea for ever

  4. Stantinho

    September 25, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    is bluez or Notin! let’s go by 4:1 a brace 4 coasta

  5. Umehkedon k.c

    September 25, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Chelsea 4 aston villa 0 costa hatrick

  6. chawi abraham

    September 25, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Iam very optimistic that chelsea will repeat what they did to Aston Vila in 2010. They wil certainly beat them by 8-2 margin

  7. Ajibade David O

    September 25, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    chelseafc 4 aston villa 0, two goal from costa

  8. I.k.Aceampong

    September 25, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Chelsea will win 6-2
    costa 3 fabrigas 1 osca1 harzd1
    .

  9. niyi

    September 25, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    l am not satisfy with defencive mid.fields fabrigas plus matic.

    • Qadafi

      September 26, 2014 at 7:54 am

      this is true.fab should push up an Mikel pair with matic.

    • CFCMAN

      September 26, 2014 at 9:58 am

      Are you mad? pairing fab next to matic is perfect. with matic playing as the main holding midfielder it allows fab to push forward and attack at the right opportunity. Mikel is decent back up but not a starting 11 player.

  10. Olayiwola

    September 26, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Best of luck for chelsea, chelsea 6 aston villa 2

  11. mc donald

    September 26, 2014 at 5:24 am

    chelsea win 4 nil costa brace

  12. sam

    September 26, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Chelsea 4:1 aston villa

  13. Ismail knt

    September 26, 2014 at 7:37 am

    I’m praying for Chelsea to beat them 4:0, some two from the tiger (D. Costa) up blues!

  14. Ismail knt

    September 26, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Chelsea is the best.

  15. kosovo

    September 26, 2014 at 7:54 am

    2-1 in fever of chelsea but we must be fully cautious against villians

  16. iacboi

    September 26, 2014 at 8:04 am

    easier said than done. I am supporting Chelsea to beat the villains but the visitors have decided to be pragmatic and that means a defensive game where they attack on counter attack

  17. Johnskid

    September 26, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Up blues.kudos 2 all chelsea fans,chelsea should not over look villian bcos dey are a strong club and have strong players.but in my own view chelsea will defeat dem 3 : 1 wit costa in d score sheet

  18. joel alloy

    September 26, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Chelsea 4 villa 2 up Chelsea

  19. Mark

    September 26, 2014 at 9:19 am

    I believe in another year we will see the best of Schurrle. His finishing and movement off the ball are so impressive. He could score goals for fun. His passing and dribbling aren’t of the standard of a Hazard or Fabregas but I still think he will prove a better option then William eventually.

  20. David

    September 26, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I see Chelsea winning the game by 4 goals to 1 and costa with a brace and fabregas with hazard with the order goals. Thanks

  21. abayomi iliasu

    September 26, 2014 at 11:21 am

    wit dis beautiful squad i tink chelsea will beat aston villa by 2.0

    • agazuma solomon

      September 26, 2014 at 11:34 am

      chelsea five aston one

  22. matanmi ola

    September 26, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I see chelsea win d game 3-0,costa 2goals

  23. Hilary kiplimo

    September 26, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Chelsea 3-0villians (d.costa 2)

  24. Prince Charles

    September 26, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    if Schurrle is rested thats fine otherwise he should be an automatic first choice upfront with Hazard and Costa-also give Luis another start at LB with Azpi going over to RB-give Iva a break-he is allowing too much play down his side which is resulting in goals

  25. I SHOW

    September 26, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I THINK THIS IS THE BEST OFFER UP BLUS

  26. usman said

    September 26, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    chelsea 3 aston villa 0 up up apzilicueta

  27. Gustavo Junior

    September 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Blues all de way n we will be going for a rugby scoreline 6-0 in favour of chelsea Fc
    Diego costa
    Hazard
    Oscar
    Diego Costa
    Fabregas
    Diego Costa
    N dis is how is going to be,Diego Costa is de starter n de End

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