Chelsea have been in excellent form in the Premier League this seasonReuters

Chelsea travel to Birmingham to take on Aston Villa at Villa Park as they look to cement their place at the top of the Premier League.

The Blues have been in pretty good form this season as they have been at the top of the Premier League for quite some time now.

Propelled by the summer additions of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, the Blues got off to a very good start to the 2014/15 campaign, remaining unbeaten in their first 14 fixtures before finally losing to Newcastle in early December.

A lack of focus towards the end of 2014 saw the Blues drop some points and this allowed defending English champions Manchester City to close the gap between them in the Premier League.

However, the Blues are again five points clear at the top of the Premier League thanks to the Citizens' poor run of results of late.

Now the West London club will be looking to get positive results in all their remaining Premier League fixtures so that they will be able to maintain their lead and lift the English league title in May.

Although many feel that Chelsea already have one hand on the Premier League title, defender Branislav Ivanovic feels that there is still a long way to go and the Blues need to "stay focused."

"We still have a long way to go - 15 games is a long way - and we have to stay focused," the Serbian told Chelsea's official website.

"It's very difficult to judge at the moment but we are the leaders and we know our way and how we play. Our style is to fight and to give everything every game."

Aston Villa, on the other hand, would probably be happy to walk away with a point against the Blues as they have been pretty poor in the Premier League of late.

The Villans have now slipped to the 16th place in the Premier League, having failed to record a single win in their last eight fixtures.

They will certainly not be very confident heading in to this game as they registered a crushing 0-5 defeat to Arsenal in the last fixture.

And Villa boss Paul Lambert admits that his side will find it very difficult when they host Chelsea, who have already beaten them 3-0 in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge, on Saturday.

"We're up against a right top side, players, and manager, one of the best teams that can win the Premier League, the Champions League," Lambert told Villa's official website. "They have a manager who has won everything there is to win in every country he has been in."

Despite admitting that Villa will have to work very hard, the Scotsman hasn't ruled out the possibility of his side causing an upset on Saturday

"On Saturday we are going to have to work ever so hard, but on any given day you can win a game of football," he added.

Expected starting lineups:

Aston Villa: Guzan; Hutton, Okore, Clark, Cissokho; Westwood, Cleverley, Delph; Gil, Weimann, Benteke

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Ramires; Hazard, Oscar, Willian; Remy

Where to Watch Live

The EPL match is scheduled for 1:30pm GMT (7pm IST, 8:30am ET), starting with live coverage in India on Star Sports 4in India. The game can also be watched via live streaming online in India on

Unfortunately the game will not be telecast in the UK, but live audio commentary of the match will be available on BBC Radio 5 and TalkSport Radio.

Catch the game live in the US on NBCSN, while the action can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game via live streaming online on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online. Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports and live stream it on Fox Sports On Demand.

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