Chelsea host Aston Villa in a potentially significant Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on September 24.
Mauricio Pochettino's side are not in European action this season, and their Premier League form has yielded just one win in 2023/24 despite major transfer investment over the summer. That means the pressure is already beginning to build on their head coach, and the visit of one of the most in-form Premier League teams of 2023 could be a good indicator of how much progress the Blues are making.
Aston Villa have won three of their past four league outings but lost 3-2 at Legia Warsaw in their UEFA Europa Conference League opener this week. Unai Emery will hope for an improved performance at a stadium where they won 2-0 in league play back in April.
The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.
What time does Chelsea vs Aston Villa kick off?
This Premier League clash takes place at Stamford Bridge in London, UK and kicks off on Sunday, September 24 at 2 p.m. local time.
Here's how that time translates across some of the major territories:
|USA||Sun Sep. 24||9:00 a.m. ET|
|Canada||Sun Sep. 24||9:00 a.m. ET|
|UK||Sun Sep. 24||2:00 p.m. BST|
|Australia||Sun Sep. 24||11:00 p.m. AEST|
|India||Sun Sep. 24||6:30 p.m. IST|
|Hong Kong||Sun Sep. 24||9:00 p.m. HKT|
|Malaysia||Sun Sep. 24||9:00 p.m. MYT|
|Singapore||Sun Sep. 24||9:00 p.m. SGT|
|New Zealand||Mon Sep. 25||2:00 a.m. NZDT|
Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream, TV channel
Here's how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world's major regions:
|Hong Kong||—||Now TV|
|Malaysia||Astro SuperSport 2||Astro Go, sooka|
|Singapore||Hub Premier 4||StarHub TV+|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport 3 NZ||Sky Sport NOW|
UK: This match will not be available for live broadcast and streaming with Tottenham vs. Arsenal selected by Sky Sports.
USA: This game is available for streaming via Peacock.
Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via Fubo in Canada, with a new FREE five-day trial for new subscribers.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa lineups, team news
Pochettino's injury woes continue and he could be without up to nine first-team players for this clash with Marc Cucurella, Noni Madueke and Moises Caicedo rated as doubtful for the home side. Armando Broja could be available again, though, after missing over nine months of action through a knee injury.
Chelsea lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): Sanchez (GK) — Gusto, Disasi, Colwill, Chilwell — Fernandez, Gallagher — Palmer, Sterling, Mudryk — Jackson
Key duo Emi Buendia and Tyrone Mings remain long-term injury absentees for Villa and Emery will need to rotate his starting side following their midweek Europa League exertions.
Aston Villa lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): Martinez (GK) — Cash, Konza, Torres, Digne — Kamara, Luiz — McGinn, Diaby, Bailey — Watkins
Chelsea vs Aston Villa prediction, odds
With Chelsea's form yet to catch fire under Pochettino, and their ongoing injury issues, there is a real chance for Villa to get a positive result in the capital. Emery secured a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge last season and his team are full of confidence right now.
Prediction: Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa
|Both teams |
to score Y / N
|Over / Under|
|-115||+280||+280||-165 / +115||-155 / +110|