Chelsea vs. Aston Villa: Preview, squad news, television and streaming information, weather, community lineups, and more

Michael Regan

Everything you need to know in advance of Chelsea's game against Aston Villa on Wednesday.

Chelsea got the second Jose Mourinho era underway with a victory on Sunday, and they'll look to make it six points from two fixtures when Paul Lambert's side comes to town tomorrow. The Blues will be heavy favorites at home, and here's everything you need to know in advance of the season's second game.

Opponent/SB Nation Blog: Aston Villa Football Club, read about them at 7500 to Holte, an Aston Villa blog

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 19:45 BST, 2:45 pm EST, 11:45 am PST. Thursday August 22, 2013 at 00:15 IST. Use this time zone converter to figure out when the game is starting wherever you happen to be.

Venue/Location: Stamford Bridge, London, England

Weather Forecast: As of right now, it looks as if we can expect a beautiful day in London.

Aston Villa Squad News: The Villians had a trio of players miss the opening day victory against Arsenal, with all of Yacouba Sylla, Chris Herd, and Charles N'Zogbia unable to take part. There is no word yet on whether they'll be ready to go tomorrow, and Natthan Baker is also a concern after leaving the Arsenal game with an ankle injury.

Chelsea FC Squad News: Tomas Kalas is still out for the foreseeable future, and Jose Mourinho has ruled David Luiz out of action for this one. Since the boss didn't mention any other players as being out in today's press conference, I'd assume the rest of the squad is fit and ready to go.

WAGNH Community Lineup: Over 2,500 of you voted, and here is the lineup you selected to face Aston Villa...

Starting XI - Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Marco van Ginkel, Ramires, Oscar, Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku

Bench - Mark Schwarzer, Frank Lampard, Andre Schurrle, Fernando Torres, Demba Ba, Kevin De Bruyne, Cesar Azpilicueta

Television Information: In the US, the game can be found on NBCSN. In India, you can choose between Star Sports and ESPN HD. You can find the listings in other locations here.

Streaming Information: The US will have a "live" stream on NBC Sports Live Extra. They ran on a 2 minute delay during the opening weekend, which was more than a little irritating with all of the live updates out there now. Chelsea TV will have a live audio feed during the game as well.

More from We Ain't Got No History:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join We Ain't Got No History

You must be a member of We Ain't Got No History to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at We Ain't Got No History. You should read them.

Join We Ain't Got No History

You must be a member of We Ain't Got No History to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at We Ain't Got No History. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker