TEAM NEWS: CHELSEA V ASTON VILLA
Branislav Ivanovic will play central defence with Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back and the attacking four are the same as began the Club World Cup final, so Oscar is on the bench. John Mikel Obi is suspended.
Nathan Ake, the 17-year-old Dutch defender/midfielder is again on the bench, as he was at Leeds.
Aston Villa are unchanged from their win at Liverpool last time out.
Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:
Villa are expected to line up in the following 3-5-2 formation:
Guzan; Herd, Clark (c), Baker; Lowton, Westwood, Holman, Bannan, Lichaj; Weimann, Benteke.
Substitutes: Given, Bennett, El Ahmadi, Ireland, Albrighton, Delph, Bowery.
The referee is Phil Dowd.