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Chelsea team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Aston Villa

Sports Mole rounds up all of Chelsea's latest injury and suspension news ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Aston Villa.

Chelsea will be looking to secure a spot in the top four when they finish their 2020-21 Premier League campaign away to Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues, who are currently third in the table, recorded a huge 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the league on Tuesday evening to gain revenge for the FA Cup final loss to the Foxes.

Thomas Tuchel's side will be aiming to cement their spot in the Champions League positions before taking on Manchester City in the European Cup final on May 29.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up all of Chelsea's latest injury and suspension news ahead of the league clash with Dean Smith's team.

Andreas Christensen

Andreas Christensen in action for Chelsea on May 5, 2019© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Hamstring
Possible return date: May 23 (vs. Villa)

Andreas Christensen was not involved in the FA Cup final or Tuesday's clash with Leicester due to a hamstring problem, but the issue is not serious, meaning that he could be in contention to return this weekend.

N'Golo Kante

Chelsea's N'Golo Kante goes off injured against Leicester City in the Premier League on May 18, 2021© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Muscle
Possible return date: May 23 (vs. Villa)

N'Golo Kante had to be replaced in the 32nd minute of the clash with Leicester, having "felt something", according to Tuchel. The issue is not serious, but the France international is unlikely to play on Sunday with a view to potentially being fit for the Champions League final.


Chelsea have no players banned for their next Premier League match.

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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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