The first four Premier League games for Aston Villa will now be played at Villa Park.
Since the matches against Everton, West Ham, Manchester City, and Southampton have already been rescheduled, Villa Park won’t host the customary 3pm kickoff until no later than October 15.
After being chosen by BT Sport, the August 13 matchup with Everton, which sets former England colleagues Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard against one another in the dugout, has been moved to 12:30pm. For television coverage, Villa’s games against City (September 3) and Southampton (September 16) have also been rescheduled.
Due to West Ham’s participation in the Europa Conference League, the game has been rescheduled for Sunday, August 28 at 2 PM. The team’s inaugural kickoff at Villa Park is now planned for 3 p.m.
As things stand, it doesn’t appear like the match against Brentford on October 22 will be changed. Understandably, Villa’s fans are angry over the decision to relocate the team’s first games.
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A Villan stated: “Season begins on August 6; our first prospective Saturday 3 p.m. home game is on October 15. What a scandal.” Another person said, “No Saturday 3pm kickoffs at home until at least October, misery.”
Added a third Villa supporter: “Chelsea’s home game in October is guaranteed to air on television, therefore Brentford may be the #avfc’s first home game on Saturday at 3 p.m. If the Brentford game is moved, it won’t be until at least January!”