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The two sides met in the Premier League earlier this month, with summer signing Romelu Lukaku putting in a masterful display as the Blues ran out 3-0 winners at the end of a game that was far more even than the scoreline suggests.

Lukaku’s arrival has only elevated expectation at Stamford Bridge and Tuchel’s side have carried their momentum from the Champions League victory at the end of last season into the new campaign.

Villa, meanwhile, have taken time to click into gear after some significant turnover in their squad following the sale of Jack Grealish but blitzed Leicester City with three second-half goals in an impressive display on Saturday.

Date, Time and Venue

Chelsea vs Aston Villa is scheduled for a 7:45pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

This means that the game will start at 02:45 PM EST and 11:45 AM PST on the same date. For fans in India, the game starts at 12:15 AM on Thursday, 23rd September.

Links to Watch Chelsea vs Aston Villa Online

Where and How to Watch Chelsea vs Aston Villa

*Location: Stamford Bridge, London

*Free trial: Kayo

*Watch anywhere in the world: ExpressVPN

*US stream: ESPN+

*Australia stream: BeIN Sports / Kayo

*UK: Not on TV - VPN

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The match will be shown on Sky Sports channels in the United Kingdom, who are the official broadcasters and the highlights will be available for livestream on Quest in UK and Ireland. The broadcasting rights of the League Cup in the USA lies with ESPN. For fans in India, EFL Cup is shown on MTV Channel.

You won’t be able to watch Sky Sports or Now TV Sky Sports Pass if you’re outside the UK unless you use a good VPN service on your PC or mobile device. A good VPN service does much more than let you stream content that’s not available in your country. We think that it’s becoming increasingly important for everyone to use one because whenever you switch on a VPN all your online activity is encrypted, meaning no one - not even your ISP - can see what you do when you go online.

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Watch Chelsea vs Aston Villa Live Stream for Free

Those in Canada, Austria, Spain, Germany, Andorra, Italy, Spain, San Marino and Switzerland can catch the action on sports streaming service DAZN which offers a free trial as well as some fairly low monthly prices.

The length of trial and price will depend on your region but the service also promises access to many other sports including UFC, F1 and other domestic and continental football competitions. Well worth a try.

Another great free trial option is for those based in Australia who can tune into the coverage on BeIn Sports by using streaming service Kayo. Kayo offers a 14-day free trial. Cancel at any time.

Going to be outside the country at the time of the match? You can use a VPN to watch DAZN or Kayo from abroad as if you were back at home in Canada, Australia or those selected European countries.

US: Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream

ESPN is the Carabao Cup rights. You can catch Chelsea vs Aston Villa on ESPN+ which can be viewed through the EPSN+ app on all good smart platforms.

Subscription to ESPN+ costs just $5.99 per month or $13.99 per month as part of a triple threat with Disney+ and Hulu which represents an excellent deal for a tonne of sports and entertainment content.

Going to be outside the country at the time of the match? You can use a VPN to watch ESPN+ from abroad as if you were back at home in the States.

AUS & NZ: Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream

You can watch Chelsea vs Aston Villa in Australia and New Zeland on beIN Sport. The subscription service has the rights to show Chelsea vs Aston Villa, with the game kicking off at 4.45am AEST and 6.45am NZT. It should be finishing up in time for your cornflakes.

If you're a Foxtel customer, you can add beIN to your TV package for a small fee. If not, you can subscribe to beIN Sports and watch on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Even better, beIN offers a free two week trial. You can cancel it at any time. If you don't cancel, it automatically renews at a cost of $19.99 per month.

You can also get BeIn through Kayo which includes a 14-day free trial.

Chelsea Team News

Chelsea are without at least a couple of important starters, with Reece James serving a red card suspension and Thiago Silva banned by FIFA until next week after the Blues refused to release him for international duty for Brazil.

Romelu Lukaku has had to undergo a scan on a thigh injury, while N’Golo Kante also remains a doubt after withdrawing from international duty with an ankle problem. Christian Pulisic is another doubt. On the plus side, there could be a debut for deadline day signing Saul Niguez.

Aston Villa Team News

Emi Martinez and Emi Buendia are both unavailable for Villa because of enforced quarantine upon their return from Argentina. That will mean back-up goalkeeper Jed Steer’s first Premier League appearance since an eight-minute cameo in November 2019.

Manager Dean Smith is hoping to have Leon Bailey available. Ezri Konsa’s fitness could be touch and go but he should make it, while Bertrand Traore is also an injury doubt. Morgan Sansom, meanwhile, has been in full training since the end of August.

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Aston Villa formation: 3-4-2-1

GK: Kepa Arrizzabalaga

RWB: Cesar Azpilicueta

CB: Malang Sarr

CB: Antonio Rudiger

CB: Andreas Christensen

LB: Ben Chilwell

CDM: Saul Niguez

CM: Ross Barkley

RW: Callum Hudson-Odoi

ST: Timo Werner

LW: Mason Mount

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Head to Head History

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Chelsea haven’t lost against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge for almost 10 years, since a 3-1 defeat in December 2011 when Stephen Ireland, Stilian Petrov and Darren Bent all scored.

This has largely been a one-sided rivalry ever since. Aside from two Villa wins at Villa Park, which includes the most recent times these teams have met, Chelsea have won 10 of the last 13. However, last season was actually the first season they failed to beat Villa at least once since the 2010/11 campaign.

Altogether, in over 100 years of facing each other, it is pretty even. Chelsea have won 64, Villa have won 58 and there have been 35 draws.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Chelsea wins: 65

Draws: 35

Aston Villa: 58

Chelsea vs Aston Villa Prediction

Thomas Tuchel could well make 11 changes to his side and still boast a frighteningly good XI, meaning Villa face a daunting task regardless of how highly the German values this competition.

Chelsea to win 2-0.

Betting odds and tips

Chelsea to win: 2/5

Draw: 18/5

Aston Villa to win: 13/2

Carabao Cup 2021-22: Third round fixtures (21 and 22 September)

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Manchester City vs Wycombe Wanderers

Brentford vs Oldham Athletic

Burnley vs Rochdale

Fulham vs Leeds United

Preston North End vs Cheltenham Town

Queens Park Rangers vs Everton

Sheffield United vs Southampton

Watford vs Stoke City

Wigan Athletic vs Sunderland

Wednesday, 22 September at 7:45pm

Manchester United vs West Ham United on Sky Sports

Wolves vs Spurs

Chelsea vs Aston Villa

Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon

Brighton and Hove Albion vs Swansea City

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