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League leaders Chelsea will hope to build on their impressive unbeaten start to the season when they entertain Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
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The Blues have won four and drawn one of their opening five games to move three points clear at the top of the table and with their rivals involved in difficult fixtures this weekend they have a strong chance to extend that lead.
Last time out, Jose Mourinho’s men showed that they had lost of the tactical guile of last season as they abandoned their free scoring approach to secure a 1-1 draw away to Manchester City.
The point further enhanced the belief that the Londoners are the real deal this term and while that may appear the case, certainly in the early stages of the season, Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood is confident his side can cause a shock at the Bridge.
Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, Westwood said “Last year we went there in the middle of a tough run of games, we played them in midweek and we thought we should have got something out of the game, [Chelsea won 2-1]”.
“We were unlucky then, but we’ll go there this year with confidence again, just as we did [in the 1-0 win] against Liverpool at Anfield.
“If we play like we did last year at Stamford Bridge, going there and unsettling them and taking them away from their game, then we can hit them with Gabby [Agbonlahor] and the other quick players we have up front.”
Westwood along with Nathan Baker, Darren Bent and Andreas Weimann all missed the defeat to Arsenal last time out but are expected to be fit for the trip to London however Ron Vlaar is struggling to be fit for the game.
Vlaar is likely to once again be on the sidelines alongside Christian Benteke and Libor Kozak.
Chelsea meanwhile have no new injury worries ahead of the game but are likely to make changes to the side that beat Bolton 2-1 in the Capital One cup midweek with the likes of Diego Costa, Branislva Ivanovic, John Terry, Nemaja Vidic and Cesc Fabregas all set to return.