"And I am going to be ready on the bench too for what can be interesting situations". "It got a bit feisty to say the least", said Bruce. I'm not against it at all.
In contrast, Fulham, who finished five points above Villa, are a young team driven by the precocious talent of 18-year-old wing-back Ryan Sessegnon. This game is so huge I don't know what I am going to do on Sunday morning. "So for preparation in a one-off, it's important in the preparation", he said.
"Since I came to England I think I have settled and made my body a lot stronger, now I think I have learned how to use my strength in the right way. That's why we've done it this time". John Terry is a fantastic player, so is James Chester.
Why not play against Chelsea?
'People like [Jack] Grealish have looked up to him and thought: "Is that the way I've got to be to be a top player?"'
"That's what we've brought him for, not just to win a game on a Saturday but his overall contribution", Bruce added.
"Obviously I don't train against all the other [players] every day of the week, but just his attitude, his work rate, everything he puts into training, on the pitch and in the gym is just incredible", Ream said.
Terry has been one of the standout defenders in the Championship this season, starting 32 league games and forming an effective partnership with Welsh worldwide James Chester at the back. In a quiet way, he is not a ranter and a raver, he is not one who puts heads through doors.
Victory for Villa at Wembley would have more significance than sealing a return to the Premier League after a two-year absence. In the deal that Terry signed last summer, there is a clause that entitles him to a new 12-month contract if Villa are promoted.
Aston Villa officials are convinced he will stay and are willing to negotiate a clause that would see him not play against Chelsea, if he is determined to stick by his word, according to the Guardian.
"I really, genuinely hope he triggers it".