Result Chelsea - Aston Villa in EPL 2015 (2-0)
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Unfortunately, that's all we've got time for today. I've been Oliver Emmerson, taking you through Chelsea 2-0 Aston Villa. See you next time.

Another day and another league defeat for Aston Villa, as the pressure grows on Tim Sherwood. Diego Costa's first half goal and Alan Hutton's own goal in the second 45 did the damage, but will have come as great relief to Blues boss Jose Mourinho.

Full-time: Chelsea 2-0 Aston Villa

90+1: Willian replaced by Loic Remy, who will get a few minutes run out.

90: Four minutes of stoppage time.

85: Five minutes to go, and Chelsea are easing towards the win.

83: Just as Aston Villa fans thought things couldn't get much worse for them, Eden Hazard has replaced Pedro.

81: Willian releases Fabregas in behind down the right hand side, but the midfielder puts a cross/shot wide of the goal.

72: A better corner arrives one minute later, and Gestede heads over the bar. Chelsea are still largely in control here, and look comfortable.

71: It's taken over 70 minutes for the visitors to get their first corner of the game, and maybe it's a good thing that they haven't had any previously, as Westwood's poor ball in is cleared.

68: Another substitution for Villa now. Adama Traore, returning from injury, comes on for Ayew.

64: And now Richardson comes off, replaced by Jordan Amavi.

62: Richardson gets a booking, for tugging on Willian's shirt.

58: Chelsea dominating now, Pedro taking Richardson on down the right hand side, before curling an effort into the stand.

54: Fabregas clips a delightful ball into Costa's path, and he cuts back on the left hand side, looking to square the ball to Willian. It deflects off Hutton and drops into the net over Guzan, meaning that it'll actually go down as an Alan Hutton OG.

Goal! 2-0 Chelsea, and it's that man Costa again.

48: Yellow card for Ayew, a late challenge as he goes through the back of Ramires.

46: Starting the second half as he finished the first, Grealish takes on Azpilicueta and strikes just wide of the post.

45: Underway in the second half, can Villa turn things around?

One change at half-time for Chelsea, Matic on for Loftus Cheek.

That's it for the first half, with Diego Costa's tap in putting Chelsea 1-0 ahead. We'll be right back for the second 45.

Half-time: Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa (Costa)

43: Yet again Villa get put on the backfoot defensively, Richardson losing the ball to Costa. The Spaniard powered into the box and went tumbling down under pressure, but there's no penalty given.

40: Jack Grealish has had a very strong first half. Skipping past a few players there, he got to the byline, but couldn't get his final ball right.

35: It's shocking defending from the visitors. Brad Guzan has the ball at his feet in the area, all the time in the world, but blasts the ball straight to Lescott, who has it taken off his toes by Willian. The Brazilian gets a free run on goal, and squares to Costa for a tap in.

Goal for Chelsea! Diego Costa scores, horrible defending from the Villans.

31: The home side don't make use of it, Willian touching the ball to Zouma who strikes into the wall. Up at the other end, Ayew creates a chance for Gestede in the box, but his stabbed effort goes over.

30: Chelsea growing into the game as Azpilicueta wins a corner on the right hand side. It's cleared, but not far enough for Villa, who concede a free-kick on the edge of the box.

23: Ayew lines up a free-kick on the edge of the area after Grealish is fouled, and the Ghanian strikes just over the bar.

16: Villa aren't afraid to shoot today, Grealish forcing Begovic into a save with a shot from the edge. 

11: Close for Villa! Alan Hutton gets down the right wing, has a shot blocked by Begovic before seeing the second attempt go wide.

7: Up at the other end, Ruben Loftus Cheek is looking to get his eye in after being handed a start, and has his effort deflected wide. 

6: Ashley Westwood has an early free-kick headed away by Terry, and Gil's effort afterwards is cleared.

0: Kick-off, we're underway.

Very interesting line up's from both managers. No Eden Hazard for Chelsea, as he drops to the bench. The surprise for Villa is that Jordan Amavi doesn't start, with Kieran Richardson in for him at left-back.

Aston Villa subs: Bunn, Bacuna, Sinclair, Traore, Amavi, Sanchez, Crespo.

Chelsea subs: Blackman, Cahill, Matic, Mikel, Oscar, Hazard, Remy.

Aston Villa starting XI: Guzan, Hutton, Richards, Lescott, Richardson, Gueye, Westwood, Gil, Ayew, Grealish, Gestede.

Chelsea starting XI: Begovic, Rahman, Terry, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Loftus-Cheek, Ramires, Willian, Fabregas, Pedro, Costa.

Here we go, the confirmed XI's are in.

They will, however, be hopefully blessed with the fully fit pair of Adama Traore and Jack Grealish. Two of the Villans' most creative players stayed at Bodymoor Heath over the international break, working on their fitness, having both struggled for fitness due to nagging injuries early on this season. 

Villa's injuries take up a slightly longer list, with Gabriel Agbonlahor and Ciaran Clark the latest to be ruled out of the game. It will also come too soon for Jores Okore, despite the long term absentee nearing a return to fitness.

Joining Ivanovic on the treatment table is Thibaut Courtois, meaning that Asmir Begovic will again line up in goal. Good news for the Blues comes in the form of frontman Diego Costa returning from his three game suspension, following that controversial game against Arsenal.

We haven't got any confirmed starting XI's yet, however there are some things we know already, due to the injury list's for each side. Chelsea are without Branislav Ivanovic after the full-back picked up a hamstring injury away with Serbia, something which may come as a relief to fans that are unhappy with his performances so far this season.

One positive, is that since both teams lost their last game, somebody has to improve today. Villa went down 1-0 against Stoke City in a performance lacking in energy, identity and talent. Chelsea suffered a similar fate, losing 3-1 at home to Southampton, another sign that Stamford Bridge isn't once what it was in terms of home dominance.

For Aston Villa, it's not better. They're even lower, in 18th place, and can't even get out of the relegation zone with an unlikely win today. Having not been able to win in the league since the opening day, they haven't even stopped the losing rot, with their last four league games all resulting in defeat. 

There's no exaggeration about how poorly each team has started either, with them having just 12 points combined. Making a hugely unsuccessful start to their title defence, Chelsea have already lost twice at home, as well as suffering humbling away defeats to Everton and Manchester City. They lie 16th in the league, a deeply concerning position.

After a torrid start to the season, and a seven minute rant after the latest defeat, Mourinho was backed by his club - who insisted that he'd still be in charge for the foreseeable future. Alternatively, there's been no official announcements surrounding Sherwood's job future, and recent reports have suggested that he has two games to save his job. 

This is, without doubt, a huge game for both managers. Neither team has started the season as expected, and that's seen Tim Sherwood and Jose Mourinho come under extreme pressure. However, they haven't received similar messages regarding their job security. 

Hello and welcome to our live minute-by-minute commentary of today's Barclays Premier League game between Chelsea and Aston Villa. With Stamford Bridge the venue and 3pm the kick-off time, we'll get the team news and more before the game gets underway, so stick with us!