Aston Villa subs: Sinisalo, Sanson, Traore, Young, Nakamba, El Ghazi, Hause, Bailey, Archer.
Aston Villa starting XI: Steer, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Tuanzebe, Targett, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Ramsey, Ings, Watkins.
Chelsea subs: Kepa, Christensen, Jorginho, Werner, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Mount, Chilwell, Azpilicueta.
Chelsea starting XI: Mendy, Hudson-Odoi, Chalobah, Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Alonso, Kovacic, Saul, Ziyech, Havertz, Lukaku.
Match officials - Referee: Stuart Attwell. Assistants: Dan Cook, Simon Long. Fourth official: Robert Jones. VAR: Chris Kavanagh. Assistant VAR: Dan Robathan.
Stat: Danny Ings has been involved in eight goals in his last nine Premier League starts (six goals and two assists). He has registered a goal involvement in all three of his appearances for Aston Villa so far (two goals and one assist).
Stat: Aston Villa won their last Premier League meeting with Chelsea, triumphing 2-1 on the final day of last season. They have not won consecutive league matches against the Blues since October 1993 under Ron Atkinson.
Stat: Romelu Lukaku has scored in his last five Premier League matches against Aston Villa, netting six goals in total. The Belgian is looking for his first top-flight goal at Stamford Bridge, in what would be his 11th appearance at the ground in the competition.
Stat: If Chelsea win they would become only the second club to reach 600 Premier League victories, after Manchester United (689).
Hello and welcome to today's live coverage of Chelsea vs Aston Villa from Stamford Bridge. Kickoff in the Premier League is at 5.30pm UK time.
Rudiger bombs forward for Chelsea and wins an early corner as his shot is deflected behind.
We are underway as Aston Villa kick us off!
Hudson-Odoi delivers the first corner for Chelsea from the left and Alonso has a shot from the loose ball which goes wide via a deflection. Good start by Chelsea.
Saul concedes a freekick. McGinn delivers the set piece from the left for Villa and Konsa gets there first but can only head the ball behind and wide.
Ramsey makes a good run down the left for Villa and Rudiger has to clear his cross. Then Douglas Luiz has a shot which deflects past Mendy's goal.
Yellow! Ramsey drags back Ziyech for a clear caution. The youngster isn't happy but that is a certain yellow.
Post! Hudson-Odoi's corner nearly goes straight in but Konsa does brilliantly to clear onto his own bar from close range. Nearly the opener there for Chelsea.
Chalobah is caught on the ball after a loose pass by Saul and Villa have a chance to break but the pass is overhit. That was a decent chance for the away team.
Alonso is down getting treatment after being clattered by Cash. Chilwell has been sent to warm up but Alonso, Chelsea's captain today, should be okay to continue.
GOAL, CHELSEA! LUKAKU! Kovacic plays a lovely through ball for the Belgian striker who cuts inside Tuanzebe and fires past Steer. That's his first goal for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa.
CHANCE! Villa break into space and Watkins is released in the left channel. He cuts inside and draws a brilliant low save out of Mendy. Top goalkeeping there and excellent pay by Villa.
McGinn delivers a corner from the right for Villa but Mendy does well to get in-front of his man and punch the ball clear.
Havertz concedes a freekick after Saul gives the ball away. It's another good McGinn delivery and Villa nearly make something of it. Chelsea look here for the taking.
CHANCE! Saul is caught on the ball for Chelsea and Watkins gets slid in on goal. He goes around Mendy but Thiago Silva is there to make a goal-saving block The hosts are riding their lucky there.
Yellow! Mings slides through the back of Hudson-Odoi and is given a booking.
Lukaku has only touched the ball six times so far. Ziyech cuts inside and tries a cross towards his striker but it's straight to the goalkeeper.
Double save! Mendy twice denies Villa. First he pushes away Mings' rocket shot and then he jumps up and pushes away the effort by Konsa. World class goalkeeping.
Saul is caught on the ball yet again. That's at least six times today. This is nothing like La Liga and he looks shocked by the speed of the match.
Ziyech cuts inside for Chelsea and rifles a shot towards goal which draws a save out of Steer. The Moroccan had been a passenger for Chelsea until that point.
Ramsey bursts through midfield and gets a good shot away with his left but Mendy is behind it and gathers at the second attempt.
Villa have been great in this half and certainly the better team. If not for Mendy, they could be a couple of goals in front.
Watkins has been superb for Villa. He twists and drives at the Chelsea defence and is fouled by Saul.
HALF TIME. Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa through Lukaku's 14th minute goal. Villa have been the better side and drew several excellent saves out of Mendy. Join us in 15 minutes for the second half.
+1 WIDE! Rudiger decides to shoot from the half way line on the volley and lashes his effort miles wide.
Two minutes of time will be added at the end of this first half.
SUB for Chelsea: Jorginho on for Saul.
The second half is underway.
Villa have started the second half very well with a couple of corners and plenty of pressure.
GOAL, CHELSEA! KOVACIC! It's a howler by Mings who plays a terrible back pass which Kovacic intercepts and dinks beautifully over Steer. Chelsea 2-0 Aston Villa.
Alonso is sent away down the left by Ziyech but his cross towards Lukaku is cleared well by Mings.
Ziyech cuts inside for Chelsea and is fouled by Targett.
SUB for Villa: Bailey comes on for Ramsey, who gave a good account of himself.
Villa counter attack after Kovacic gave it away. It leads to Watkins firing off a shot which deflects fractionally wide.
Yellow! Alonso is booked for pulling back Bailey.
Ziyech slides a pass behind the defence for Hudson-Odoi but the offside flag is raised.
SUB for Chelsea: Havertz goes off with Azpilicueta coming on. Hudson-Odoi moves into the forward line.
Kovacic picks up a loose ball after Ziyech's misplaced pass and curls a shot wide of the target.
SUB for Villa: Traore replaces Ings.
Chelsea are now having a long period of pressure in the Villa half with Hudson-Odoi very involved.
Wide! Watkins does more strong work against Rudiger and sends up Bertrand Traore to strike and his effort deflects just wide.
McGinn takes an outswinger for Villa form the corner and Konsa wins it against Azpilicueta but heads straight at Mendy.
CLOSE! Lukaku holds it up, Hudson-Odoi has a shot blocked and Alonso smashes his effort narrowly wide of the post. So nearly 3-0 to Chelsea.
Villa deliver a corner and Mendy drops his first attempt to claim but grabs it at the second effort.
SUB for Villa: Douglas Luiz off, Nakamba on.
Watkins squares up the Chelsea defence and strikes with power at goal but Mendy plucks the shot out of the air with ease. Excellent handling by the Chelsea 'keeper.
SUB for Chelsea: Hudson-Odoi heads off with Werner coming on.
Alonso take a knock to the head from Bailey and is down getting some treatment.
This match is petering out now as Chelsea settle for the 2-0 score-line it seems.
FULL TIME. A 3-0 Chelsea win but that doesn't tell the story of how good Villa were in stages, especially in the first half. Thanks for joining us.
+3 GOAL, CHELSEA! LUKAKU! The striker scores his second goal now. Azpilicueta beats Mings with ease on the right and sets up Lukaku to rifle home from the edge of the box with his left foot. Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa.
The fourth official indicates four minutes of added time to be played.
Yellows! McGinn catches Jorginho late and is booked. Targett is also carded for dissent for his reaction.