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Chelsea's David Luiz set to miss Aston Villa game with a hamstring injury

Updated: Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 16:53 | Comments

David Luiz has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge
David Luiz has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge

Defender David Luiz will miss Chelsea's Premier League clash with Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge through injury.

Brazil centre-back Luiz has a hamstring problem, but could return for Monday's trip to Old Trafford.

Young Czech defender Tomas Kalas is the only other absentee, as he suffered a fractured leg in pre-season.

Manager Jose Mourinho may opt to make a number of changes from the side which began last Sunday's 2-0 win over Hull, with next Monday's game with Manchester United in mind.

Meanwhile, Nathan Baker is missing for Aston Villa with an ankle injury.

The centre-back was forced off during Villa's 3-1 win at Arsenal on Saturday and was replaced by Ciaran Clark, who should start in his place.

Midfielder Yacouba Sylla - who missed the Arsenal game due to a twisted ankle - should return, while midfielder Chris Herd (calf) is still not quite ready to return to action.

Chelsea squad: Cech, Schwarzer, Hilario, Ivanovic, Cole, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Bertrand, Mikel, Essien, Oscar, Ramires, Lampard, Van Ginkel, Hazard, Mata, Moses, Schurrle, De Bruyne, Torres, Lukaku, Ba.

Aston Villa squad: Guzan, Given, Bennett, Vlaar, Okore, Clark, Luna, Lowton, Bacuna, El Ahmadi, Albrighton, Westwood, Delph, Sylla, Gardner, Tonev, N'Zogbia, Bannan, Helenius, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery.

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