Two of Chelsea’s new signings will get their first official game for the Blues tonight against last years Reserve League Champions Aston Villa. Sam Hutchinson, who made his second senior appearance against Fulham on Sunday, will also be in the team, as will Gael Kakuta and Michael Woods, who are both returning from injuries sustained last season.
Hutchinson will be captain tonight.
Chelsea lost both fixtures against the Villa reserves last season as they made their way to the title, but Chelsea will be looking for revenge this time around.
The full team is:
Ross Turnbull, Nana Ofori-Twumasi, Carl Magnay, Sam Hutchinson (c), Ben Gordon, Jeffrey Bruma, Michael Woods, Gael Kakuta, Fabio Borini, Daniel Sturridge, Jacopo Sala.
Subs: Rhys Taylor, Nikki Ahamed, Daniel Philliskirk, Adam Phillip, Gokhan Tore.