Sep 27, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Chelsea
3-0
Aston Villa
Oscar (7'), Costa (59'), Willian (79')
Cahill (25'), Fabregas (58')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Cleverley (51'), Senderos (62')

Team News: Eight Chelsea changes as big guns return

Chelsea make eight changes as they take on Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge in a return to Premier League action.

Jose Mourinho has brought Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas back into the Chelsea starting XI for this afternoon's visit of Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge.

The Spanish duo are just two of eight changes made from the team that beat Bolton 2-1 in the League Cup third round on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Villa have made two changes as they look to return to winning ways following last week's 3-0 loss at home to Arsenal.

Nathan Baker has replaced Ciaran Clark at the heart of the defence, while Ashley Westwood is brought back into the team at the expense of Colombian midfielder Carlos Sanchez.

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa
Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Schurrle, Remy, Drogba

Aston Villa: Guzan; Hutton, Cissokho, Baker, Senderos; Westwood, Delph, Richardson, Cleverley; Weimann, Agbonlahor
Subs: Given, Clark, Bacuna, Sanchez, N'Zogbia, Grealish, Bent

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Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa (R) celebrates scoring with teammate Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic during the English Premier League football match against Swansea on September 13, 2014
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