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Chelsea vs Aston Villa - WSL: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Ali Rampling
Chelsea & Aston Villa will meet in the WSL this weekend
Chelsea & Aston Villa will meet in the WSL this weekend / Cameron Smith/GettyImages
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Chelsea can move within two points of WSL leaders Arsenal with victory over Aston Villa on Sunday, potentially putting the pressure on the Gunners as they don't play until later that evening.

The Blues were last in action on Thursday night and bounced back from last weekend's Continental Cup final defeat to Manchester City with an emphatic first half performance against West Ham, running out 4-1 winners over the Hammers.

They face a Villa side who are win-less and goal-less since the international break.

Here's everything you need to know about the fixture...


Where to watch Chelsea vs Aston Villa on TV/livestream

When is kick off? Sunday 13 March, 13:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Kingsmeadow
TV channel/live stream? FA Player (UK & international)
Highlights? FA Player, BBC Sport website
Referee? Abigail Byrne


Chelsea team news

Jessie Fleming, Fran Kirby and Madgalena Eriksson are all doubts for Chelsea, having tested positive for Covid-19 over the last week.

Erin Cuthbert is also a doubt as she edges closer to her return from injury. Pernille Harder was removed during the latter stages of Chelsea's win over West Ham after picking up a niggle in her groin, but reassured reporters at full time that it was nothing too serious.


Aston Villa team news

Meaghan Sargeant remains unavailable for Villa, but manager Carla Ward confirmed the defender is back running as she steps up her recovery.

Jill Scott and Ramona Petzelberger will both be assessed ahead of the fixture, and Ward confirmed that a couple of other unnamed players face late fitness tests having missed training this week.


Chelsea vs Aston Villa predicted lineups

Chelsea: Berger; Carter, Nouwen, Bright; Charles, Ingle, Ji, Andersson; Harder, Kerr, England

Aston Villa: Hampton; Mayling, Asante, Patten, Pacheco; Allen, Scott, Littlejohn; Lehman, Gielnik, Petzelberger


Chelsea vs Aston Villa score prediction

Aston Villa go into Sunday's fixture following seven days without a match - for Chelsea, it will be their third in the space of just eight

However, having dug in despite their depleted squad on Thursday evening against West Ham, Chelsea will be expected to do the same on Sunday and run out comfortable winners against a goal shy Villa side.

Prediction: Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa


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