Five of Aston Villa’s Premier League matches moved with four chosen for broadcast including first home game against Everton

Four of Aston Villa’s Premier League matches across August and September have been selected for broadcast including the first home game of the season vs Everton

Four of Aston Villa’s Premier League matches across August and September have been selected for broadcast including the first home game of the season versus Everton, the club has confirmed.

There is a fifth schedule change among those due to fixture congestion for West Ham United, however, this one has not been selected for television coverage.

Sky Sports are a major player in the existing Premier League TV deal.

The opening game at Villa Park on Saturday August 13th has been moved back to a lunchtime kick-off (12:30) instead of the previously scheduled 15:00 (BST) and will now be shown live on BT Sport.

Two fixtures at the end of August have been moved. The game with West Ham initially scheduled for Saturday 27th is now being played on Sunday 28th (14:00 kick-off) but will not be broadcast whilst the Tuesday evening game with Arsenal at the Emirates has now been moved to the Wednesday (19:30 kick-off) and will be aired on BT Sport.

Further games have then be added to the broadcast calendar in September - both coming at Villa Park.

The September 3rd clash with Manchester City will now kick-off at 17:30 and will be shown live on Sky Sports whilst the match-up two weeks later against Southampton has been moved to Friday September 16th. Kick-off for the clash with the Saints will be 20:00 and again be shown live on Sky Sports.

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