Aston Villa v Chelsea Premier League kick off time, TV channel, news
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard takes on an old foe in the first match of Sunday’s Premier League television program as Chelsea travel to Villa Park.
The Villa boss has faced the Blues more than any other team in his playing days and may need to get a result against them to save his job as reports have suggested club chiefs are now wondering if is the right person to take them forward.
Supporters have been calling Gerrard out in recent weeks, despite going on a four-game unbeaten streak, including a 1-1 draw with Man City and a 1-0 win over Southampton.
The criticism leveled at the former England captain has mostly been related to the quality of the football played, which is not a complaint Blues fans have about their new man in the dugout.
Graham Potter’s Chelsea went into action quickly, with the England manager still unbeaten and now on a run of four straight wins in all competitions, including beating AC Milan 3-0 and 2-0 in Champions League.
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The visitors came away from San Siro with three points on Tuesday night and will be confident of doing the same at Villa Park this weekend.
RadioTimes.com has gathered everything you need to know about how to watch Aston Villa v Chelsea on TV and online.
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When is Aston Villa vs Chelsea?
Aston Villa v Chelsea will take place on Sunday October 16, 2022.
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What time is kick-off?
Aston Villa v Chelsea will start at 2pm.
There are plenty of games on the Premier League TV schedule this weekend, including Liverpool v Man City.
What TV channel is Aston Villa v Chelsea on?
You can watch the game live on Sky Sports Premier League from 1pm and Main Event from 2pm.
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How to stream Aston Villa v Chelsea live online
Sky Sports customers can stream the game live via the Sky Go app on a variety of devices, including most smartphones and tablets as part of their subscription.
You can also watch the game through NOW without signing a contract.
NOW can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles. NOW is also available through BT Sport.
Aston Villa vs Chelsea team news
Aston Villa predicted XI: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Young; McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey; Bailey, Ings, Buendia
Chelsea predicted XI: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Silva, Koulibaly, Cucurella; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho; Havertz, Mount, Sterling; Aubameyang
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Aston Villa v Chelsea Odds
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bet365 odds: Aston Villa (10/3) Draw (11/4) Chelsea (4/5)*
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Our prediction: Aston Villa v Chelsea
Gerrard believes his Villa side are close to turning draws into wins, but he would surely take a point if offered before Chelsea visit on Sunday.
He hinted changes could be made as he tries to help them regain some form in the final third – with Danny Ings and Leon Bailey the main candidates to get the nod.
They will surely have to be more clinical to get a result against Potter’s side, who have scored 10 times in their last four games and so won’t lack confidence in the final third.
Things could go very badly at Villa Park if Chelsea are able to strike early and the first goal will be massive.
Our prediction: Aston Villa 0-2 Chelsea (8/1 at bet365)
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