4.47pm GMT

Frank Lampard promised changes, and he has made six of them. Azpilicueta, Rudiger and Christensen come in as three of the back four are swapped out (James, Zouma and Thiago Silva, since you ask), while further forward Giroud and Hudson Odoi replace Werner and Abraham.

Villa only make one change, and that wasn’t their choice: Mings is suspended, and Konsa comes in.

4.35pm GMT

The temperature is expected to hover between a chilly 2C and and imperceptibly less chilly 3C for the remainder of the day, and it looks like hoods are very much required at Stamford Bridge:

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