helsea lost to Aston Villa in their final Premier League game of last season but still stumbled into fourth place thanks to Leicester imploding against Tottenham that same afternoon.
Buoyed by the return of £97.5million Romelu Lukaku this summer, Thomas Tuchel’s side have impressed but not just in the attack. The 1-1 draw at Liverpool in their previous game was thanks to a resilient second-half display with only 10 men.
On deadline-day, the Blues snapped up Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid, and Tuchel confirmed yesterday the versatile midfielder could make his debut against Villa today.
A win would not only make it a day to remember for Niguez but it would also mean Chelsea becoming just the second club to register 600 victories in the Premier League. Manchester United top that table with 689.
Where to watch Chelsea vs Aston Villa
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event with the programme starting at 5.00pm BST.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go.