Where to watch Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for FA Cup match

Chelsea take on Aston Villa in an eye-catching FA Cup fourth round tie on January 26 at Stamford Bridge.

This clash forms part of multiple all-Premier League match ups in the competition this weekend with Mauricio Pochettino’s side already booking a Wembley final date against Liverpool in the EFL Cup final on February 25.

The Blues head into this game on the back of five wins from six matches across all competitions with Villa unbeaten in their last three games in league and cup action.

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 FA Cup match takes place at Stamford Bridge in London, UK and kicks off on Friday, January 26 at 7:45 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Fri, Jan. 26 2:45 p.m. ET
Canada Fri, Jan. 26 2:45 p.m. ET
UK Fri, Jan. 26 7:45 p.m. GMT
Australia Sat, Jan. 27 6:45 a.m. AEDT
India Sat, Jan. 27 1:15 a.m. IST

Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this FA Cup match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA ESPN+
Canada Sportsnet

Sportsnet NOW

UK
Australia Paramount+
India SONY TEN 1 JioTV, SONY LIV

USA: This game is available on ESPN+.

Canada: Broadcast and streaming options are available via Sportsnet.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream FA Cup matches live and on demand on Paramount+.

UK: This match has not been selected for live broadcast coverage in the UK.

India: This match will be broadcast live on SONY TEN 1 with streaming options on JioTV and SONY LIV.

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Chelsea vs Aston Villa lineups, team news

Chelsea’s long injury list has not changed ahead of this game with Pochettino missing some key names until at least the start of February. Midfield duo Romeo Lavia and Christopher Nkunku are close to a return alongside Malo Gusto and Robert Sanchez.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1, right to left): Petrovic (GK) — Disasi, Badiashile, Colwill, Chilwell — Caicedo, Fernandez — Palmer, Gallagher, Sterling — Broja.

Chelsea subs (9): TBC

Unai Emery is confident of welcoming back Pau Torres and Jacob Ramsey following injury but French defender Lucas Digne is not yet ready to return from a thigh issue.

Aston Villa (4-4-2 right to left): Martinez (GK) — Cash, Konsa, Torres, Moreno — McGinn, Luiz, Tielemans ,Diaby — Watkins, Duran.

Aston Villa subs (9): TBC

Chelsea vs Aston Villa prediction

There is very little to pick between the two sides in terms of recent form. However, Chelsea’s home results could be the deciding factor against a strong Villa team.

Pochettino’s charges have won seven in a row at Stamford Bridge in all competitions with Villa managing just two wins in their last six away games.

Prediction: Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa

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