As it was expected, Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has decide to start Jeffrey Bruma for his team’s English League game against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.
Bruma, who comes in for the suspended Branislav Ivanovic, will partner John Terry as the defending champions look to go fourth with a win that would see them jumping over Tottenham which currently occupy that position.
Paulo Ferreira comes in at right-back to replace Jose Bosingwa, who is left on the bench.
Meanwhile, Aston Villa welcomed the return of winger Ashley Young and striker Emile Heskey after the pair recovered from injuries to make the starting line-ups.
Hesky recovered from an ankle problem, while Young returns from a knee problem that had kept him on the sidelines for two weeks.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa
Chelsea: Cech, Ferreira, Bruma, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Essien, Lampard, Anelka, Drogba, Malouda
Subs: Turnbull, Bosingwa, Kalou, Sturridge, Van Aanholt, McEachran, Mellis
Aston Villa: Friedel, Cuellar, Collins, Dunne, Clark, Ashley Young, Petrov, Reo-Coker, Downing, Heskey, Agbonlahor
Subs: Marshall, Pires, Albrighton, Delfouneso, Bannan, Lichaj, Herd
Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)
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