Aston Villa are back in the Premier League after a three-year absence but are by no means guaranteed to remain in the top flight.
The Villans produced a scintillating run of form to reach last season’s Championship play-offs and ultimately secure their place in the top flight.
Boss Dean Smith was given big money to spend in the summer months by the club’s ambitious owners, but will that strategy pay dividends?
RadioTimes.com has rounded up everything you need to know about Aston Villa’s 2019/20 season including fixtures, new kits, transfer news and TV information.
Aston Villa fixtures 2019/20
Broadcast information and match previews will be updated throughout the season.
25: Aston Villa v Newcastle (8:00pm) Sky Sports & NOW TV
1: Manchester United v Aston Villa (4:30pm)
4: Chelsea v Aston Villa – Amazon Prime
8: Aston Villa v Leicester (2:00pm) Sky Sports & NOW TV
14: Sheffield United v Aston Villa
21: Aston Villa v Southampton
26: Aston Villa v Norwich – Amazon Prime
28: Watford v Aston Villa
1: Burnley v Aston Villa (12:30pm) BT Sport
12: Aston Villa v Man City (5:30pm) Sky Sports & NOW TV
18: Brighton v Aston Villa (7:30pm)
21: Aston Villa v Watford
1: Bournemouth v Aston Villa
8: Aston Villa v Tottenham
22: Southampton v Aston Villa
29: Aston Villa v Sheffield United
7: Leicester City v Aston Villa
14: Aston Villa v Chelsea
21: Newcastle United v Aston Villa
4: Aston Villa v Wolves
11: Liverpool v Aston Villa
18: Aston Villa v Manchester United
25: Aston Villa v Crystal Palace
2: Everton v Aston Villa
9: Aston Villa v Arsenal
17: West Ham v Aston Villa
Aston Villa results 2019/20
10: Tottenham 3-1 Aston Villa
17: Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth
23: Aston Villa 2-0 Everton
27: CC – Crewe 1-6 Aston Villa
31: Crystal Palace 1-0 Aston Villa
16: Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham
22: Arsenal 3-2 Aston Villa
25: CC – Brighton 1-3 Aston Villa
28: Aston Villa 2-2 Burnley
5: Norwich City 1-5 Aston Villa
19: Aston Villa 2-1 Brighton
26: Manchester City 3-0 Aston Villa
30: CC – Aston Villa 2-1 Wolves
2: Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
10: Wolves 2-1 Aston Villa
Aston Villa kit 2019/20
Aston Villa released their home kit for the new season earlier this summer – and of course the claret body with blue sleeves are present!
Kappa have taken over as kit manufacturers for the 2019/20 campaign and we have also got a glimpse of Villa’s away kit.
Check out the Aston Villa kit for this season here!
Aston Villa transfer news
Done deals will appear here as they are completed
Jota (Birmingham) – Undisclosed
Anwar El Ghazi (Lille) – Undisclosed
Wesley (Club Brugge) – £22m
Kortney Hause (Wolves) – Undisclosed
Matt Targett (Southampton) – £11m
Tyrone Mings (Bournemouth) – £20m
Ezri Konsa (Brentford) – £12m
Douglas Luiz (from Man City) – £15m
Trezeguet (from Kasimpasa) – £8.75m
Bjorn Engels (from Reims) – Undisclosed
Marvelous Nakamba (from Club Brugge) – £10.8m
Tom Heaton (from Burnley) – £7.92m
Tommy Elphick (Huddersfield) – Undisclosed
Gary Gardner (Birmingham) – Undisclosed
Albert Adomah (Nottingham Forest) – Free
Mile Jedinak – Released
Ritchie De Laet (to Royal Antwerp) – Free
How to watch Aston Villa games on TV and live streaming
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Sky Sports subscribers can access a range of channels filled with live sport including top flight games each week.
You will also be able to stream matches via the SkyGo app on a range of devices including smartphones and tablets.
NOW TV gives you all the access to Sky Sports channels without signing up to a contract.
You can get a Sky Sports day pass for £8.99, a week pass for £14.99 or a month pass for £33.99.
NOW TV can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles.
BT Sport will air weekly Premier League games as well as full coverage of the Europa League.
BT Broadband customers can add it to their existing contracts for an additional £6.00 per month. For new customers, broadband and BT TV packages start at £35.99 per month.
Amazon Prime will air 20 games per season between 2019 and 2022 as the online giant wades into the broadcasting battle.
Amazon have purchased the rights to show every match from the Boxing Day round of games live, as well as another weekend of matches in the lead up to Christmas.
Aston Villa stadium facts
Name: Villa Park
Year opened: 1897
Pitch dimensions: 115 x 74 yards
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