Graham Potter makes three changes from the side that began the game against Everton before the international break.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa line-ups
One is enforced due to Wesley Fofana’s injury. Marc Cucurella comes into the defence.
Reece James, who missed England’s midweek match to return to Chelsea for treatment, is able to play. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is selected so plays his 150th Chelsea game. Kepa in goal makes his 100th Premier League appearance.
Kai Havertz is joined in attack by Joao Felix and Mykhailo Mudryk, in for Christian Pulisic who has been ill and is named as a substitute.
Mason Mount is back on the bench after his injury problem and N’Golo Kante is again named among the subs.
Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Raheem Sterling remain unavailable.
Aston Villa replace injured Matty Cash with Ashley Young. Boubacar Kamara return for the visitors. Philippe Coutinho remains out.
Chelsea: Kepa; James, Koulibaly, Cucurella, Loftus-Cheek, Enzo, Kovacic (c), Chilwell, Joao Felix, Havertz, Mudryk,
Subs: Bettinelli, Badiashile, Chalobah, Chukwuemeka, Gallagher, Kante, Madueke, Mount, Pulisic.
Aston Villa: Martinez, A Young, Konsa, Moreno, Mings, Buendia, Luiz, Kamara, Ramsey, McGinn, Watkins.
Subs: Sinisalo, Wright, Carlos, Chambers, Bailey, Dendoncker, Digne, Duran, Traore.
The referee is Andy Madley.