Leeds United vs Aston Villa: TV Channel, match officials and team news

Everything you need to know ahead of Aston Villa’s trip to Leeds United on Sunday in the Premier League.
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Aston Villa travel to Elland Road to take on Leeds United in Premier League action with Steven Gerrard’s side looking to remain undefeated for a third game in a row.

The Villans sit 15th in the table after their opening seven league games, winning twice, drawing once and losing four times.

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Gerrard’s team ran out 1-0 winners against Southampton in their last league outing thanks to Jacob Ramsey’s first-half goal.

As for Leeds, they are without a win in their last three fixtures and fell to a 5-2 defeat to Brentford in their previous match.

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard.Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard.
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard.

The Whites sit four places above Villa in the table and have a game in hand. Jesse Marsch’s side haven’t played since September 3 due to postponements to fixtures following Queen Elizabeth II’s death five days after.

With that being said, here’s all the information you need to know ahead of Villa’s clash with Leeds.

When is Leeds vs Villa?

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The match takes place on Sunday 2 October at Elland Road, kick-off is 4:30pm.

Is Leeds vs Villa on TV?

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports main event and Premier League, the Sky Sports website and Sky Go app, with coverage of the game beginning at 4pm. A Sky subscription will be required to watch the clash.

Who is the referee for Leeds vs Villa?

Stuart Attwell is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Darren Cann and Harry Lennard, while the fourth official for the clash is Tony Harrington.

Michael Salisbury will be the VAR, and will be assisted by Mark Scholes.

Latest team news

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Gerrard made several changes to his starting XI against Southampton with Ashley Young and Philippe Coutinho replacing Matty Cash and Douglas Luiz.

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Young has big expectations of Villa

The Villa boss has confirmed Cash will miss this weekend’s game due to a hamstring injury suffered against Manchester City, but will return to training on Monday, while Diego Carlos is a long-term absentee.

Boubacar Kamara will miss the game due to a knee ligament injury he sustained against Southampton and Lucas Digne is also set to be absent after suffering an ankle issue on international duty.

“It’s not ideal, we’ve had better days on the injury front, Gerrard said in his pre-match press conference.

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“Bouba will be missing until after the World Cup unfortunately so that’s a huge blow, and obviously Diego Carlos, two of our signature signings if you like, who are going to be missing for a large part of the season.

“Lucas Digne is a unique situation, he has a heel problem and it’s one we’re going to have to monitor as we go along, so it’s very difficult to put a timescale on Lucas but he’ll certainly be missing in the coming weeks.

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Cash will miss this one

“We’re due to assess that situation again in just over two weeks to see whether his heel has healed enough for us to progress, but that’s quite a frustrating one again, another big player missing for us.

“But it obviously gives opportunities for other people to step forward and step up.

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“On the Matty Cash front, it’s positive news, he should join the group on Monday back into full training, he did part of the session today for the first time. So we’ll welcome him back.

“Cameron Archer will come back in the squad as well, he’s had a bit of a niggle in his adductor but we’re on top of that for the time being. He’ll join the squad.

“So, mixed news at best, if you like.”

As for Leeds, Sunday’s fixture could be too soon for Rodrigo to return from a shoulder injury, while Stuart Dallas is a long-term absentee.

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