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Rudiger in, Jorginho out: How Chelsea could line-up against Aston Villa when Premier League resumes

Chelsea players Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and N'Golo Kante

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Chelsea are preparing for the Premier League return. Their first game will be against Aston Villa, on Sunday, June 21 at Villa Park.

The Blues are in the race for the top-four finish. They are currently fourth in the league with 48 points.

Ahead of the game, Frank Lampard’s side have played a friendly game against Reading and thanks to first-half goal from Pedro, they won the match with a 1-0 score.

N’Golo Kante return to training and took part in the game against Reading. Olivier Giroud, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic and other stars also featured for the Blues. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is also back to the squad.

Callum Hudson-Odoi is back at training but he is not expected to take a part in the first game after the restart. Meanwhile, Abraham, Willian and Pulisic in the line. Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante are also expected to play, while in the presence of Kante, Jorginho may be left out from the starting XI.

Antonio Rudiger, meanwhile, could pair up with Kourt Zouma in the defence. Reece James and Emerson, on the other hand, are expected to play in opposite flanks.

But how Chelsea could line-up against Aston Villa? Here is potential Chelsea XI against Aston Villa.

Predicted Chelsea line-up against Aston Villa

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