CHELSEA (4-2-3-1)BEGOVIC, IVANOVIC, CAHILL, TERRY, AZPILICUETA, RAMIRES, FABREGAS, WILLIAN, OSCAR, HAZARD, COSTAVILLA (3-5-2)GESTEDE, SINCLAIR,AMAVI, GUEYE, WESTWOOD, VERETOUT, HUTTON, LESCOTT, RICHARDS, CRESPO,GUZANChelsea lost their last game at Stamford Bridge, beaten 3-1 by Southampton, and now face Aston Villa attempting to win for only the third time in nine games in the Barclays Premier League.The Blues have conceded at least two goals in seven of their eight Premier League games this season. And Chelsea have conceded seven goals in their last four home league games, as many as they had in their previous 17 at Stamford Bridge.And the eight points they have is their lowest total after eight games in a top-flight season since the 1978-79 campaign, when they had just four. Chelsea were relegated that season.Manager JosÈ Mourinho has insisted he will not resign, but his Villa counterpart, Tim Sherwood, is said to be under pressure and unless results improve in this game and the next, against Swansea, he could lose his job.Less than five months after leading Villa to the FA Cup final, Sherwood has lost six of his last seven Premier League and taken just one point from a possible 21. Former Spurs boss Sherwood has now lost 19 Premier League games, as many as he has won.
NORWALK – Two defendants charged with murder in the deaths of three men whose bodies were found inside a Mercedes-Benz left at a La Mirada parking lot were ordered Tuesday to return to court next month for a pretrial hearing. Cimarron Bernard Bell, 30, of Whittier and Briaell Michael Lee, 23, of Los Angeles will be back in Norwalk Court on March 24 for the hearing. The two have already pleaded not guilty and are awaiting trial in the slayings of Mario Larios, 23, and Edgar Valles, 22, of West Covina and Fernando Pina, 25, of Mexico. Their bodies were found wrapped in plastic sheeting inside the Mercedes on Jan. 31, 2004. Funds allocated for libraries, center LOS ANGELES – The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the formal transfer of $7.5 million to expand Sorensen Library, $1.3 million to renovate the Pico Rivera Library and $60,000 for improvements at the South Whittier Resource Center. Although the funds were approved when the supervisors passed the county’s budget in June, Tuesday’s action allows the Community Development Commission to formally absorb the funds into its budget. With the funding now in place, officials will begin holding community meetings at which residents can give suggestions and input for the Sorensen Library expansion. The first of the meetings will take place sometime in March, said Angie Castro, spokeswoman for Supervisor Gloria Molina. Waste round-up set for Saturday WHITTIER – Got old cans of paint, pesticides or motor oil? Need to dump that old television or computer? Get rid of it all at a household hazardous waste and e-waste round up, sponsored by the city of La Mirada, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Rio Hondo College, 11400 Greenstone Ave. You can bring unwanted brake fluid, paint, paint thinner, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides and herbicides, household batteries and car batteries, pool chemicals, motor oil, oil filters, old prescription drugs and antifreeze. Unwanted electronic gear including computer monitors, televisions, computer CPUs, keyboards, printers, cell phones and other items also can be dropped off. Do not bring trash, old tires, refrigerators, stoves, washing machines and hazardous or electronic waste from a business. For more information, call (562) 902-2385. PARK program offers dental check LA MIRADA – Children enrolled in the city’s “Positive Alternatives and Recreation for Kids” program will receive free dental screenings for oral hygiene, tooth decay and tooth alignment from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Frontier Park, 13212 Marquardt Ave. A second screening will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. March 9 at Gardenhill Park, 14435 Gardenhill Drive. Parents must sign a consent form prior to screenings. For more information, call (562) 902-3155. – From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!