Chelsea

Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, no James – Tuchel’s best Chelsea XI after the international break

Chelsea will be looking to earn their third win of the season to continue their fine start when they host Aston Villa on Saturday.

The Blues currently sit in fifth in the Premier League after picking up seven points from their opening three matches, with victories coming against Crystal Palace and Arsenal.

Thomas Tuchel has tinkered with his side throughout the matches but could be forced to make further changes for the clash at Stamford Bridge.

Another issue the German has is replacing Reece James, who was sent off at Anfield for handling the ball on the line, leading to Mohamed Salah’s equaliser.

As things stand, Thiago Silva will miss the game against Villa after the Brazilian football authorities triggered a Fifa rule to prevent English-based players from playing this weekend, after Premier League clubs agreed to stop players from appearing for their country, if it meant travelling to red-list countries.