Chelsea vs Aston Villa - FA Cup: TV channel, team news, lineups and prediction

  • Chelsea take on Aston Villa in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday
  • The Blues were beaten 1-0 by Villa at the Bridge in September
  • Chelsea booked their place in the Carabao Cup final on Tuesday

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Premier League rivals Chelsea and Aston Villa collide at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday night.

The Blues cruised past Preston while Villa edged beyond Middlesbrough to set up this fixture, with Chelsea putting Boro to the sword in their Carabao Cup semi-final tie.

Mauricio Pochettino's side thumped the Championship outfit 6-1 on Tuesday night to book their place at Wembley.

However, there's little time for Chelsea to celebrate with Villa coming to town on Friday. Unai Emery's men downed the Blues at the Bridge in September, although they were aided by Malo Gusto's red card.

Here's 90min's preview of Friday's FA Cup fourth round tie.


What time does Chelsea vs Aston Villa kick-off?

  • Location: London, England
  • Stadium: Stamford Bridge
  • Date: Friday 26 January
  • Kick-off Time: 19:45 GMT / 14:45 ET / 11:45 PT
  • Referee: Robert Jones
  • VAR: Simon Hooper

Chelsea vs Aston Villa H2H Record (Last Five Games)

  • Chelsea: 2 wins
  • Aston Villa: 3 wins
  • Draws: 0

Current Form (all competitions)

  • Chelsea: WWLWW
  • Aston Villa: DLWWD

How to watch Chelsea vs Aston Villa on TV and live stream

Country

TV channel/live stream

United Kingdom

N/A

United States

ESPN+

Canada

Sportsnet Now Plus, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Pacific


Chelsea confirmed lineup vs Aston Villa

Chelsea confirmed lineup vs Villa (4-2-3-1): Petrovic; Disadi, Silva, Badiashile, Colwill; Caicedo, Gallagher; Madueke, Fernandez, Sterling; Palmer.


Aston Villa confirmed lineup vs Chelsea

Villa confirmed lineup vs Chelsea (4-4-1-1): Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Lenglet, Moreno; Luiz, Kamara, Tielemans, McGinn, Zaniolo; Diaby, Watkins.


Chelsea vs Aston Villa score prediction

The pressure has been eased on Poch after Tuesday's success, although the Blues will be full of confidence as they prepare for Villa's visit.

Chelsea will be keen to get one over Emery's men after they were beaten in their first Premier League meeting of the season and they've won their last nine games at the Bridge in all competitions.

Villa's away form this term hasn't been superb, but they've shown some grit on their travels as of late and they could squeak out a replay on Friday night.

Prediction: Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa


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