Pat Nevin has told Chelsea’s club website that Thomas Tuchel must be aware of the threat Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins can pose when Aston Villa visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday

The Villans return to Premier League action after the international break looking to end the Blues’ unbeaten start. Chelsea have started the season with two wins and a draw, to trail only Tottenham Hotspur on points.

Villa, meanwhile, have taken a win, draw and defeat in their opening fixtures, seeking to build on last term’s 11th-place. 

Nevin is fully aware of the threat Ings and Watkins can pose for Chelsea if either feature for Aston Villa. While also praising Smith for producing a fearless line-up, dripping with danger.

“Aston Villa have two strikers in Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins who are well capable of scoring hatfuls of goals in the Premier League. They must be watched.

“This is a match laced with danger from a fearless side with a manager who will turn up with little to lose, and a growing belief in his newly-refurbished team, even if they don’t have Jack Grealish to call on.”

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