Premier League football returns today with the first clash up being Aston Villa vs Sheffield United.
Following a three-month break in play due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the English top-flight is now
ready to burst back into life.
Games will come thick and fast over the coming weeks and it’ll all start again at Villa Park.
Villa are in trouble in the relegation zone, while Sheffield United are still pushing for Europe so there’ll be plenty to play for.
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United: Date and kick-off time
The Premier League tie will be held at Villa Park on Wednesday, June 17 and will kick-off at 6pm.
United star John Fleck hit a double to secure a 2-0 win over Villa in the reverse fixture in December.
Villa last hosted the Blades in a Championship tie in February 2019 which ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw.
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United: TV channel and live stream
The game is being broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 4:30pm.
Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.
If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from
NowTV for £8.99.
Villa Park will host tonight’s game – with no fans allowed in the stadium Aston Villa vs Sheffield United: Team news
Villa star John McGinn starts with the midfielder having overcome his fractured ankle suffered in December.
Wesley and Tom Heaton will not be available for the final nine games as they continue to recover from long-term knee injuries.
Sheffield United have everyone available for the trip to Villa Park.
The Blades have had a full squad training over the last few weeks, with the three-month break allowing any niggles to pass.
They are hoping to confirm the loan extension of Dean Henderson in the coming days but the goalkeeper will be eligible to play anyway.
Aston Villa: Nyland, Konsa, Hause, Mings, Targett, Hourihane, Luiz, McGinn, El Ghazi, Davis, Grealish.
Subs: Taylor, Nakamba, Trezeguet, Baston, Samatta, Jota, Elmohamady, Reina, Vassilev.
Sheffield United: Henderson, Basham, Egan, Stevens, Baldock, Berge, Lundstram, Norwood, Robinson, McBurnie, Sharp.
Subs: L Freeman, Jagielka, McGoldrick, K Freeman, Mousset, Osborn, Clarke, Moore, Rodwell.
Referee: Michael Oliver
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