Gabriel Agbonlahor will not feature for Aston Villa against Chelsea after the club announced an investigation into his conduct while on holiday in Dubai.
Adama Traore and Jack Grealish are available for the first time since January after recovering from respective foot and ankle injuries.
Chelsea forward Diego Costa misses the game to complete a two-match ban.
Radamel Falcao could be involved for the first time since October after overcoming a thigh injury.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
John Motson: “What a difference a year can make. Last April, Villa reached the FA Cup final and Chelsea were well on their way to winning the league title.
“This time around, neither club has anything tangible to play for – and both will have new managers in charge next season.
“Villa have overhauled their personnel at the top of the club in recent weeks, and soon it will be time to do the same with the squad. Villa have flirted with relegation for years, and there are those who fear they could struggle in the Championship next season.
“There’s also a rebuilding job to be done at Chelsea, whose season collapsed within a week when they suffered exits from Europe and the FA Cup.
“Changes are afoot at both clubs, and the players are playing for their futures.”
WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY
Aston Villa’s acting manager Eric Black: “We’ve got to try and change something. The atmosphere has been poor in terms of everyone’s been a bit doom and gloom. I can help that process but ultimately I won’t be out on the field.
“I would like the fans to feel we’re going in the right direction. It’s not their responsibility, it’s down to the club and the players. I appreciate it’s been a very difficult time but we’ve got to move forward.”
Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink: “We want to get the maximum out of the team regarding the league table, to get the best position possible.
“But also we appeal to the players to say ‘hey, you are a big club which has had a very difficult season and is recovering step by step’. When you play as a big club in a difficult situation, you must have pride as well.”
It is all unravelling at Aston Villa, with manager Remi Garde the latest to go. He is probably better off out of there.
As far as Saturday goes, it will be interesting to see the atmosphere at Villa Park but I don’t see the result as being in much doubt.