Aston Villa vs Chelsea LIVE: Blues boosted by return of a host of Covid-stricken stars as Thomas Tuchel looks to keep up pace with Manchester City and Liverpool at the top
Aston Villa host Chelsea in the first of the two Premier League evening fixtures on Boxing Day.
Villa will be without their manager Steven Gerrard though after it was revealed on Christmas Day that he has tested positive for Covid-19. Even though he won’t be there, Chelsea know they face a tough task anyhow as they look to leave Villa Park with all three points and go level with Liverpool in second place.
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