Lampard to make changes for Aston Villa game

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard plans to make changes for today’s game against Aston Villa.

Lampard was planning to rotate the squad even before the Boxing Day defeat at Arsenal.

But that poor performance will also now influence the team selection against Villa.

Lampard explained: “There will be some changes and I knew that anyway.

“To play two games in two days, we have to make changes.

“Some of them will now happen as well because of how the (Arsenal) game went and people will have to come in and inject the energy and personality we need.”

Lampard also confirmed that Hakim Ziyech is still unavailable.

Ziyech has been recovering from a hamstring problem and is not yet fit enough to play.