Team News: Andreas Weimann, Chris Herd start for Aston Villa

Team News: Weimann, Herd start for Aston Villa
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Andreas Weimann and Chris Herd both start for Aston Villa in their Premier League encounter with Chelsea.

Andreas Weimann and Chris Herd have both been handed starts for Aston Villa's Premier League encounter with Chelsea.

Stephen Ireland starts in midfield, while Barry Bannan also returns to the side.

Chelsea, meanwhile, hand Fernando Torres the starting role through the middle, with Salomon Kalou and Daniel Sturridge either side of the Spaniard.

Aston Villa: Given; Lichaj, Collins, Baker, Warnock; Bannan, Herd, Ireland, Gardner; Weimann, Agbonlahor

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Lampard, Mikel, Mata; Sturridge, Torres, Kalou

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