The London club are 10th in the league standings with 38 points, but 11th-placed Villa are level on points and will overhaul them if they win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Aston Villa have sacked manager Steven Gerrard following a poor start to the Premier League season that has left the team 17th in the table after 11 matches
Aston Villa head coach Steven Gerrard said he will keep trying to win over the Premier League club's fans and prove he is the "right man" for the job.
Jacob Ramsey netted his first goal of the season to give Aston Villa a scrappy 1-0 home victory over Southampton in the Premier League on Friday and snap a run of four games without a win.
The Brazilian has impressed since arriving at Villa on loan in January after struggling to make an impact at Barcelona.
Aston Villa have signed Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho on a loan deal until the end of the season from Barcelona.
Lossl kept six clean sheets in 18 games this season at Midtjylland, where Brentford owner Matthew Benham has the majority shareholding.
A Liverpudlian who joined the team's youth set-up as a nine-year-old, Gerrard went on to make 504 appearances for the club.
The 46-year-old, whose appointment is subject to a work permit, arrives with Rangers sitting four points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
Premier League strugglers Villa host Brighton in Gerrard's first match on Saturday and his emotional reunion with Liverpool comes at Anfield on December 11.
rsenal turned on the style with a confident 3-1 home win over Aston Villa in the Premier League on Friday to extend their unbeaten run to six games.
Manchester City have signed England midfielder Jack Grealish on a six-year contract after paying the 100-million pound ($139.27 million) release clause.
During his four years with the giants of Birmingham, he scored four goals and provided 17 assists.
The Egyptian left the game against Liverpool in tears, 10 minutes before the final whistle, and was replaced by Jacob Ramsey.
The Reds hope to bounce back against in-form Aston Villa and they will have in mind the result of their game in the first half of the season when Liverpool lost 7-2.
Brighton host a Southampton side that have won just once in their last 11 games, while Newcastle face Aston Villa.
Guardiola's delight at their 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday was tempered by injuries to playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and defender Kyle Walker.
Aston Villa's home match against Everton on Sunday has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak at the Midlands club.
The Egyptian winger has been linked with a move to the Turkish club since his time with Kasımpaşa between 2017 and 2019.
Allardyce said his appetite for winning football matches is stronger than ever as he plots another Premier League survival bid.