ASTON VILLA host Chelsea in a festive Premier League showdown in a late festive kick-off.
Steven Gerrard's men have won three of their last five top-flight matches, including a 2-0 victory over bottom club Norwich last time out.
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Chelsea meanwhile are stuttering slightly in form with back-to-back draws to start their Christmas period.
But this Boxing Day fixture promises to be a cracker, especially given so many others have been called off due to Covid-19.
When is Aston Villa vs Chelsea?
- This Premier League clash will be held on Boxing Day, December 26.
- Kick-off is at 5.30pm GMT.
- When the sides last met at Villa Park, goals from Bertrand Troare and Anwar El-Ghazi gave the home side all three points back in May.
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
You can catch this game live on Sky Sports Main Event, Premier League and Ultra HD.
Coverage will follow the Championship clash between Hull City and Blackburn.
To stream, grab the Sky Go app if you're a Sky subscriber.
Non-subscribers can watch by purchasing a NOW TV pass from £9.99 to stream on a number of devides.
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What is the team news?
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Romelu Lukaku could return to the fold for Chelsea, although neither are expected to start.
Hakim Ziyech is a doubt due to a calf injury, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Kai Havertz aren't ready to return after positive Covid-19 tests.
Marvelous Nakamba, Leon Bailey and Bertrand Traore are all out for the hosts.
And Gerrard could be without other members of his squad as the Premier League continues to battle the current outbreak.
- Aston Villa to win – 4/1
- Draw – 19/5
- Chelsea victory – 6/10
*All odds from Betfair and correct at time of publication.
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