Chelsea v Aston Villa: Latest team news

Aston Villa will be boosted by the return of playmaker Ashley Young and striker Emile Heskey for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Young has returned to training after missing the last two games with the knee problem suffered in the home success against West Brom.

Heskey is also available after recovering from the twisted ankle sustained in the Boxing Day defeat against Tottenham at Villa Park.

But right-back Luke Young is again likely to be ruled out with the hip

and groin setback which has troubled him since the 3-0 reversal at Liverpool.

Villa will be looking to avenge a 7-1 mauling in the corresponding game last season.

Villa (provisional squad): Friedel, Guzan, Cuellar, Warnock, Collins, Dunne, Lichaj, Albrighton, Reo-Coker, Bannan, Petrov, Hogg, Downing, Albrighton, A. Young, Heskey, Albrighton, Delfouneso, L. Young, Ireland, Carew, Beye.

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Reading manager Jaap Stam

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