Aston Villa vs Chelsea: How to watch live, stream link, team news

Aston Villa vs Chelsea: The reigning European champions are in decided need of three components at Villa Park on Boxing Day to keep throughout the Premier League title race.

Injuries and situations of COVID-19 have in a short while derailed Chelsea’s title chase sooner than the halfway degree, as they now sit six components behind leaders Manchester City after 18 video video games. 10 video video games into the 2021-22 season, Chelsea had been three components clear on the prime of the desk and 5 above Man City. Over the next eight video video games, the opening swung 11 components within the incorrect means. The future stays to be a bit murky, with Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz all nonetheless uncertain to return on Sunday, as quickly as as soon as extra leaving Thomas Tuchel shorthanded up prime, as quickly as as soon as extra in all probability forcing Christian Pulisic to play as a false-nine.

As for Aston Villa, the Steven Gerrard interval is off to a roaring start with 4 wins and two defeats in six Premier League video video games. Even larger, they’re wonderful in opposition to the sides they need to beat (Brighton, Crystal Palace, Leicester and Norwich), with the defeats coming to a pair of giants (Man City and Liverpool). All that’s nonetheless unfulfilled is a signature victory over one in all many giant boys, and Sunday presents what is probably the precise various.

Here’s the whole thing you need to know ahead of Aston Villa vs Chelsea.

 

Aston Villa team news, accidents, lineup decisions 

QUESTIONABLE: Anwar El Ghazi (COVID-19), Morgan Sanson (COVID-19), Jed Steer (COVID-19), Keinan Davis (COVID-19) | OUT: Bertrand Traore (thigh), Leon Bailey (thigh), Marvelous Nakamba (knee)

 

Chelsea team news, accidents, lineup decisions

QUESTIONABLE: Romelu Lukaku (COVID-19), Timo Werner (COVID-19), Kai Havertz (COVID-19), Hakim Ziyech (calf), Andreas Christensen (knock), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (ankle), Callum Hudson-Odoi (COVID-19) | OUT: Ben Chilwell (knee)

How to watch Aston Villa vs Chelsea dwell, stream and start time

Kick off: 12:30 pm ET, Sunday (December 26)
TV Channel: NBC

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