What channel is Chelsea vs Aston Villa on? TV and live stream info for Premier League clash plus kick off time

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Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery brings his Villa side to Stamford Bridge this evening as domestic football returns after the international break.

The Premier League returns from the first international break of 2023 this weekend and Chelsea are set to play host to Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues were 2-0 winners at Villa Park back in October, thanks to a double from Mason Mount, and will be hoping for another three points on Saturday to give their return to action the perfect start. Shortly after that defeat the Midlands club appointed Unai Emery as their head coach and the former Arsenal boss will be back in the oposistion dugout at the Bridge for the first time since leaving their London rivals. Here is everything you need to know about when the match kicks off and how to watch in on UK TV and online:

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Chelsea vs Aston Villa kick off time

Chelsea vs Aston Villa will be the evening kick off on Saturday, April 1 and the action gets underway at 5:30pm (UK time). There are seven Premier League fixtures taking place on Saturday, two on Sunday and one on Monday.

Here is the full Premier League fixture list for the latest round of action:

Saturday, April 1 (3pm kick off unless otherwise stated)

  • Manchester City vs Liverpool (12:30pm)
  • Bournemouth vs Fulham
  • Nottingham Forest vs Wolves
  • Crystal Palace vs Leicester City
  • Arsenal vs Leeds United
  • Brighton & Hove Albion vs Brentford
  • Chelsea vs Aston Villa (5:30pm)

Sunday, April 2

  • West Ham United vs Southampton (2pm)
  • Newcastle United vs Manchester United (4:30pm)

Monday, April 3

  • Everton vs Tonttenham Hotspur (8pm)

What channel is Chelsea vs Aston Villa on?

Chelsea vs Aston Villa will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports. The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event (Sky channel 401) and Sky Sports Premier League (Sky channel 402). Build up to the game starts at 5pm ahead of the 5:30pm kick off.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream

Sky customers have the option to stream Chelsea vs Aston Villa via SkyGo online or via the SkyGo app, which is available to download in most mainstream app stores, on mobile devices. Non-Sky customers can also stream the action by purchasing a NowTV pass with the subscription service offering multiple deals including a 24 hour pass for £11.98 or a one month pass for £21.

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Chelsea vs Aston Villa - previous results, points and head-to-head record

Only goal difference currently separates Chelsea and Aston Villa in the Premier League standings, the two clubs are locked on 38 points with Chelsea having a goal difference of +1 to Villa’s -4. The Blues have won ten, drawn eight and lost nine this season while the visitors have won 11, drawn five and lost 11.

Chelsea picked up all three points when the two sides met earlier this season at Villa Park with Mason Mount bagging a brace, netting in both halves to secure a 2-0 victory for the away side that day. Throughout their history the two clubs have played 160 times competitively with Chelsea winning 66 times, Villa 58 times and there have been 36 draws.

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