Aston Villa vs Chelsea: Date, TV channel, stream and kick-off time for friendly clash | The Sun

CHELSEA take on Aston Villa in Abu Dhabi as both sides prepare for the restart of the Premier League.

The World Cup taking place in winter saw England's top league halted while the competition in Qatar occurs.


However, as the latter stages of the tournament approaches, Premier League clubs have one eye on a return to club football.

And we have all the information as Chelsea and Aston Villa return to action during their warm weather training camp in Abu Dhabi.

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When is Aston Villa vs Chelsea?

  • The Villains play Chelsea on Sunday, December 11.
  • Aston Villa vs Chelsea will kick-off from 2.10pm UK time.
  • Al Nahyan Stadium will host the affair and the arena has a capacity of 15,000.

What channel is it and can it be live streamed?

  • Aston Villa fans can purchase the match on VillaTV with a donation of either 99p, £2.49 or £4.99 which will be donated to Aston & Nechells Foodbank.
  • Chelsea are yet to announce whether the match will be available for broadcast on their website or 5th Stand app.

What is the latest team news?

Both sides are without their World Cup stars, with Matty Cash, Jan Bednarek and Leander Dendonker unlikely to return in time to feature for the Villains and Emiliano Martinez still in action for Argentina in Qatar.

Several players have been named in the squad for Villa but will be doubts as they continue recovery. These include Phillipe Coutinho and Diego Carlos.

It is a similar story for Chelsea, who will be without the likes of Thiago Silva, Denis Zakaria, Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, Conor Gallagher, Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly and Cesar Azpilicueta.

N'Golo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Wesley Fofana remain doubts for Chelsea also, recovering from injury, while Kepa Arrizabalaga, Carney Chukwuemeka and Reece James also struggled with injury in previous months.

It remains to be seen as to what the short-term future holds for Raheem Sterling, who has returned to England from Qatar after his house was broken into.

Aston Villa 28-man squad: Olsen, Marschall, Zych, Young, Konsa, Chambers, Mings, Digne, Feeney, Augustinsson, Carlos, Bogarde, Revan, Luiz, McGinn, Sanson, Nakamba, Ramsey, Kamara, Raikhy, Buendia, Coutinho, O'Reilly, Young, Ings, Watkins, Archer, Bailey.

Chelsea 25-man squad: Kepa, Bettinelli, Beach, Humphreys, Gilchrist, Chalobah, Rankine, Brooking, Chilwell, James, Cucurella, Fofana, Hall, Webster, Elliot, Jorginho, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Chukwuemeka, Hutchinson, Mothersille, Burstow, Aubameyang, Broja

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