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Chelsea may rotate for the visit of Villa

Jose Mourinho could rotate his squad for this evenings match with Aston Villa with Monday’s match with Manchester United in mind.

Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku, Demba Ba and Andre Schurrle are all pushing for starts, though David Luiz still remains side-lined with a hamstring injury.

In the corresponding fixture last season, the Blues ran out 8-0 winners, though with Villa on a high after Saturday’s win at Arsenal, the game is likely to be much less one sided this time around.

Elsewhere, the Blues are lining up a third bid for Wayne Rooney, according to the Express.

The Chelsea manager has not given up on landing his top transfer target before the window closes on September 2nd, though he has insisted that he has alternative options should he fail in his pursuit of the England international.

Meanwhile, the Express have also reported that Demba Ba is being lined up by Roma as a replacement for Erik Lamela, who is locked in talks with Tottenham Hotspur.

The 28 year old, who only moved to Stamford Bridge back in January, was an unused substitute in Sunday’s victory over Premier League newcomers Hull City and is the most likely player to make way once the club sign a new forward.