Thomas Tuchel will lineup Chelsea against Aston Villa without Mendy and some key players are yet to be available due to injury or covid-19 related Issues.
Chelsea draw their last two premier league game against Everton and Wolves respectively as their key players unavailable.
Chelsea predicted XI (3-4-3): Kepa; Chalobah, Silva, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kante, Alonso; Mount, Pulisic, Lukaku
When: Sunday, December 26, 6:30pm GMT
Venue: Villa Park
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Chelsea squad from: Arrizabalaga, Bettinelli, James, Rudiger, Silva, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Christensen, Sarr, Mount, Jorginho, Kovacic, Kante, Barkley, Saul, Loftus-Cheek, Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic, Lukaku, Werner.
Lukaku is back in Chelsea squad in Tuchel’s starting XI against Aston Villa in Villa Park but Mendy is unavailable because of AFCON tournament which is taken place in Cameroon next year January 9.