Confirmed line-up: Aston Villa vs Chelsea

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has named a very strong line-up for the game against Aston Villa.

The Blues boss has opted to give Ruben Loftus-Cheek a starting opportunity in his first game of the season. Olivier Giroud will also start ahead of Tammy Abraham, with Lampard sticking to the back four that served him before the suspension of the league.

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Aston Villa starting XI: Nyland, Konsa, Hause, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Hourihane, El Ghazi, Davis, Grealish

Subs: Reina, Elmohamady, Taylor, Nakamba, Jota, Tezeguet, Vassilev, Borja, Samatta

Chelsea starting XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso, Kante, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Willian, Giroud

Subs: Caballero, James, Emerson, Zouma, Gilmour, Pulisic, Abraham, Barkley, Pedro

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