Aston Villa v Brighton & Hove Albion live stream, Saturday 20 November, 3pm GMT
Steven Gerrard will take charge of his first game as Aston Villa manager when Brighton come to town on Saturday afternoon.
Dean Smith was sacked following Villa’s 1-0 loss to Southampton before the international break. That was their fifth defeat on the bounce in the Premier League and the board decided to act, with Gerrard appointed just four days after Smith was relieved of his duties.
The former Liverpool captain did an excellent job at Rangers, guiding the club to their first Scottish Premiership title in 10 years in 2020/21 and also making progress in Europe. Gerrard plainly has his eyes on the Liverpool job at some point in the future, but that does not mean he considers Villa a mere stepping stone. Gerrard would not have taken the job had he not believed in the club’s potential, although the focus for now will be on pulling the Villans clear of the relegation zone.
Some of the draws in that run have been creditable – the 0-0 with Arsenal and the 2-2 at Liverpool – but Albion have underwhelmed on other occasions. They struggled to break down Newcastle last time out and seem to be finding it difficult to fashion clear-cut chances. Conversion was a bigger problem than creation last season, but Brighton rank sixth-bottom of the expected goals table this time around.
Villa will have to make do without Bertrand Traore, Trezeguet, Douglas Luiz and Marvelous Nakamba. Ezri Konsa is available again after suspension.
Brighton will be unable to call upon the services of the suspended Robert Sanchez, while Steven Alzate, Danny Welbeck and Enock Mwepu are sidelined though injury.
Kick-off is at 3pm GMT on Saturday 20 November. See below for international broadcast options.
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