Blues' pair Torres and Lampard are dropped following the 1-1 draw with Fulham on Boxing Day, while Darren Bent makes the Villa bench for the trip to London
In a straight swap at right back, Paulo Ferreira replaces Jose Bosingwa, who is suffering from a hamstring injury, in the only other change from Andre Villas-Boas.
Darren Bent, who missed Villa's 0-0 draw with Stoke City on Boxing Day could make a return as he is on the bench. In the other changes, Alex Mcleish is without Emile Heskey so Stephen Ireland will start.
Chelsea starting XI: Cech; Ferreira, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Romeu, Meireles; Sturridge, Drogba, Mata.
Subs: Turnbull, Bosingwa, Lampard, Hutchinson, Malouda, Kalou, Torres.
Aston Villa starting XI: Guzan; Cuellar, Collins, Dunne, Warnock; Petrov, Clark; N’Zogbia, Albrighton, Ireland; Agbonlahor.
Subs: Marshall, Bannan, Hutton, Weimann, Gardner, Delfouneso, Bent.