Tyrone Mings is suspended. He has started every one of Villa’s Premier League games this season.
Ross Barkley is not eligible to play against his parent club.
In the Premier League, five yellow cards received before 19 league fixtures have been played will result in a one-match suspension in the competition.
Premier League bookings list
Chelsea: James 3, Kante 3, Mount 2, Thiago Silva 2, Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1, Chilwell 1, Christensen 1, Havertz 1, Ziyech 1, Zouma 1
Aston Villa: Cash 5, Grealish 4, McGinn 4, Targett 4, Mings 3, Douglas Luiz 2, Hause 1, Konsa 1, Nakamba 1, Watkins 1
Referee and VAR
Referee: Stuart Attwell
VAR: Darren England
Stuart Attwell is the official for his second Blues match in under two weeks. He was the man in charge of our defeat at Wolves, his only other Chelsea game this season.