Aston Villa are about to kick off a match in which they have about as slim of a chance of getting a result as any other this season. Chelsea have been off their own pace a bit lately, but that doesn't mean they're not the same team who are running to the Premier League title basically unhindered.
But there are a few things working in Aston Villa's favor today. Chelsea will be without the suspended Diego Costa, and they very well may be without Cesc Fabresgas. If the latter is true, they may start Ramires, and we all remember what happened the last time he was on the Villa Park pitch. And speaking of Mourinho's frustration in Birmingham, the Chosen One has never won at Villa Park.
So maybe there's hope, and maybe you'd like to watch. We're here for you. Below you'll find all of the info you need to watch the match live, we'll have lineups when they're posted, and you can join in the comments to discuss the goings-on. Here's hoping we all come away surprised, and up the Villa!
Location: Villa Park, Birmingham, England
Kick-off time: 3 PM GMT, 10 AM Eastern, 7 AM Pacific
Available TV: NBCSN (US),
Available streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra, Chelsea TV Online
For listings in other countries, check out LiveSoccerTV.com.
Aston Villa starting XI
#AVFC (v @ChelseaFC): Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Clark, Cissokho, Westwood, Delph, Cleverley, Agbonlahor, Weimann, Gil. #AVFCLIVE— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) February 7, 2015
Aston Villa subs
#AVFC (v @ChelseaFC) subs: Given, Vlaar, Bacuna, Sinclair, Cole, Benteke, Sanchez. #AVFCLIVE— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) February 7, 2015
Chelsea starting XI
Chelsea team vs Aston Villa: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Drogba. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 7, 2015
Chelsea subs today: Cech, Zouma, Ake, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Cuadrado, Remy. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 7, 2015