Watch out for these three players, Chelsea legend warns Tuchel

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With the international duty done and dusted, focus will now be on club football, with the Premier League set to resume this weekend.

Chelsea have a series of difficult games ahead, starting with a home game against Aston Villa before another home clash against Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League next week.

Although Chelsea are favourites for the two coming games, Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has warned Thomas Tuchel’s side of Villa duo Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins, and Zenit star Artem Dzyuba.

Nevin said: “Aston Villa have two strikers in Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins who are well capable of scoring hatfuls of goals in the Premier League.

“They must be watched. This is a match laced with danger from a fearless side with a manager who will turn up with little to lose, and a growing belief in his newly-refurbished team, even if they don’t have Jack Grealish to call on.

“Before we can fully recover, the Russians are coming, with a liberal sprinkling of talented Brazilians in their side, too.

“Zenit’s Artem Dzyuba will be hard to miss, not only because of his huge 6 ft 6in frame up front but for his impressive use of those physical attributes.

“The battle between him and Toni Rudiger among others will be worth the ticket price alone. It is clearly time to get the game heads on and get ready for the ride. I reckon our lads are ready. We are about to find out.”

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