Aston Villa v Chelsea: Links, banter, team news and updates

Morning all and welcome to Saturday and in a couple of hours we will be playing football against Chelsea and it's going to be an important game.

As the preview said, we will do well against Chelsea as they will come at us and allow us to play our counter attacking football. It is fairly predictable writing that but even Marky Mark is writing it these days.


Martin O'Neill has promised we'll go all out today and it is easy to promise that because well, it is the only way we will be able to play and it will be playing to all our strengths and while some will think Chelsea are just too much for us, you know I'm a bit one dimensional so I think we can get something out of it today.

But, at the same time and to keep it level, if we got thumped it wouldn't surprise me either. O'Neill can't for example, play Carew like he did against Manchester City. He has to play Gabby up front by himself and he has to play Reo-Coker. I mean, the confrontation was all forgotten wasn't it?

But, none of that matters now, it's about what happens in the ninety minutes and that is coming up. As soon as we have team news and some links for you to special websites we'll put them here but you know I like this service but there will be more later.

Team News

Friedel, Cuellar, Collins, Dunne, Warnock, Petrov, Milner, Sidwell, Young, Carew and Agbonlahor.

Subs: Shorey, Gardner, Guzan, Reo-Coker, Beye, Delph and Heskey.

Twelfth Man

Let's not forget, for those of you heading off to the game or reading this from the game on your mobile, atmosphere is important today and the support at Villa Park is worth a goal. Roar.