TEAM NEWS: David Luiz back in midfield for Chelsea against Aston Villa

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Luiz wants to guide Chelsea to Europa League glory
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Luiz wants to guide Chelsea to Europa League glory

David Luiz starts in midfield as Chelsea host Aston Villa in their first Premier League game after their trip to the Club World Cup.

The Brazilian moves up from defence as Gary Cahill returns at centre-back, with Eden Hazard and Ashley Cole also coming in as Rafa Benitez makes three changes from the team who beat Leeds United 5-1 in the Capital One Cup.

Oscar and Marko Marin are withdrawn to the bench, while Ryan Bertrand misses out with an injury.

Chelsea: Cech; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole; Luiz, Lampard; Moses, Mata, Hazard; Torres

Subs: Turnbull, Ramires, Oscar, Ferreira, Marin, Piazon, Ake

Aston Villa: Guzan; Lowton, Herd, Clark, Baker, Lichaj; Westwood, Bannan; Holman, Benteke, Weimann

Subs: Given, Bowery, El Ahmadi, Ireland, Bennett, Delph, Albrighton

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