Aston Villa head to the capital to take on Chelsea in the Premier League on Wednesday evening, but they will be without a couple of players, according to their official website.

The Villans will head down to Stamford Bridge looking to build on a solid draw at Manchester United at the weekend, and will see a familiar face in the opposition side, with Tammy Abraham expected to line up for the Blues.

The England international was on loan at Villa last term, and was a huge reason why the club got promoted out of the Championship, and the Villa Park outfit encounter him for the first time since he went back to his parent club.

It will be a big night for Villans assistant John Terry as well. He made his career at Stamford Bridge, and will be opposing his former teammate Frank Lampard in the dugout.

After getting a well-deserved draw at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, belief in the Villa squad will be high heading into the clash with the Blues, but they will be without a couple of first-team players for the trip.

Anwar El Ghazi picked up an injury in the move which saw Jack Grealish give the Villans the lead against United, and according to boss Dean Smith he has not recovered sufficiently to be involved at the Bridge, meaning Trezeguet is likely to deputise for him.

Villa will also be without full-back Frederic Guilbert, after the defender picked up his fifth booking of the campaign at Old Trafford, which means that he will serve a one-match suspension against Chelsea.

Smith is said to have a fully fit squad to choose from for the clash, aside from the missing duo, where he will hope the XI he puts out on the pitch can become the second team in claret and blue to leave that part of London with three points in the space of a week, after West Ham did just that on Saturday.


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