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Can Aston Villa play the role of spoiler when it hosts top-four hopefuls Chelsea at Villa Park on Championship Sunday (start time 11am ET Sunday on USA and online via Peacock Premium).
Chelsea is back in the Champions League with a win, and while they could still earn UCL status by beating Man City to the European Cup, getting a win Sunday is preferable.
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Villa has already spoiled one team’s slim European hopes by winning at Tottenham on Wednesday and will like the idea of doing it twice in four days, as Jack Grealish is back doing what he does best.
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Aston Villa injuries
OUT: Ross Barkley (loan – parent club), Trezeguet (knee), Matty Cash (hamstring), Morgan Sanson (knee)
While Grealish and Co. are playing footloose and fancy free, Chelsea is not exaclty a Spring chicken when it comes to big games and should have more than enough in the tank to produce a win… but it’ll be tight as Tyrone Mings and Emiliano Martinez stand firm at the back. Aston Villa 0-2 Chelsea.
QUESTIONABLE: N’Golo Kante (hamstring), Kai Havertz (undisclosed), Andreas Christensen (thigh)