Ireland available for Villa

Ireland available for Villa

Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland is available for the Premier League clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The former Republic of Ireland international missed the 3-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield last weekend through illness.

But skipper and central defender Ron Vlaar and striker Gabriel Agbonlahor remain major doubts with calf and thigh problems respectively.

Provisional squad: Guzan, Given, Lowton, Herd, Clark, Vlaar, Lichaj, Baker, Stevens, Bennett, Ireland, Westwood, El Ahmadi, Bannan, Delph, Holman, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery, Weimann, Burke, Johnson, Williams, N’Zogbia.

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