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Early Chelsea team and injury news ahead of Aston Villa clash

It is the time for the first international break of the season which means Aston Villa are not in action this weekend.

Instead, preparations will be ongoing for the next Premier League clash in one week’s time.

Villa travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea, who have had an impressive start to the season.

The Blues have won two and drawn one of their opening three games of 2021/22, with their last game ending in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool despite being down to 10 men for the second half.

Villa meanwhile have had a mixed start to the campaign, winning one, drawing one and losing one of their three games so far this season.

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Their last outing saw them draw 1-1 with newly-promoted Brentford at Villa Park.

With one week to go until the game at Stamford Bridge, here is the latest Chelsea team and injury news ahead of the clash.

Reece James

Reason for absence : Red card suspension

More details : The player will definitely be missing for the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge as he’s serving a suspension following a red card vs Liverpool.

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Christian Pulisic

Reason for absence : Positive Covid test

What Tuchel has said : “Christian is released today. If he can provide the negative test. Then he will go to the national team and hopefully play and get some minutes in his legs.”

N’Golo Kante

Reason for absence : Ankle injury

What Tuchel has said : “He missed the Arsenal game because of some pain in the ankle and some inflammation. I think the opponent fell on his ankle and he twisted it again and he had immediately the same pain he had before.”

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