Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for this Premier League match

Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream
Kai Havertz and Mateo Kovacic celebrate one of Chelsea's goals in the 3-1 win at Leicester in the Premier League in March 2023. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream and match preview, Saturday 1 April, 5.30pm BST

Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream and match preview

Looking for a Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream? We've got you covered. Chelsea vs Aston Villa is being shown in the UK by Sky Sports. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch the Premier League with your subscription from anywhere.

Chelsea have little to play for in the Premier League this term, although they will be looking to build some momentum ahead of their upcoming Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid.

The Blues remain 10th in the standings despite going three matches unbeaten before the international break.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa will overtake Chelsea and climb into the top half with a win at Stamford Bridge.

Kick-off is at 5.30pm BST. Make sure you know how to watch the Premier League wherever you are.

Team news

Chelsea will have to make do without Thiago Silva, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Armando Broja. Reece James is back in the team, while Mason Mount is on the bench.

Aston Villa are unable to call upon the services of Philippe Coutinho, Matty Cash and Jed Steer for this trip to the capital.

Chelsea XI: Arrizabalaga; Loftus-Cheek, Koulibaly, Cucurella; James, Fernandez, Kovacic, Chilwell; Havertz, Mudryk; Joao Felix.

Aston Villa XI: Martinez; Young, Konsa, Mings, Alex Moreno; Douglas Luiz, Kamara; McGinn, Buendía, Ramsey; Watkins.


Chelsea have taken seven points from the last nine available, although they were frustrated by Everton in a 2-2 draw in their last encounter.

Aston Villa have amassed 10 points from the last 12 on offer, boosting their chances of a top-half finish.


Andy Madley will be the referee for Chelsea vs Aston Villa.


Chelsea vs Aston Villa will be played at the 40,341-capacity Stamford Bridge in London.

Kick-off and channel

Chelsea vs Aston Villa kick-off is at 5.30pm BST on Saturday 1 April in the UK. The game is being shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football

In the US, kick-off time is 2.30pm ET / 11.30am PT. The match will be shown on NBC in the US. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Premier League football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for a Premier League fixture, then you won't be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the Premier League, FourFourTwo currently recommends:


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International Premier League TV rights

• UK: Sky Sports and BT Sport are the two main players once again, but Amazon also have a slice of the pie in 2022/23. 
• USA: NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.
• Canada: The way to watch Premier League football in 2022/23 is fuboTV, which has exclusive rights to all the action.
• Australia: Optus Sport will screen every game of the Premier League season. Non-subscribers can access the action via a Fetch TV box and other friendly streaming devices.
• New Zealand: Sky Sport are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League.

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).