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Watch Chelsea vs Aston Villa Carabao Cup live: Start time and preview


Chelsea host Aston Villa in the third round of the Carabao Cup, 10 days after the Blues thrashed Villa 3-0 in the Premier League.

SUMMARY: Chelsea vs Aston Villa is exclusive to beIN SPORTS. If you're a Foxtel or Fetch customer, you're all set. If not, you can catch it on Kayo Sports or beIN SPORTS CONNECT. Watch for no cost using Kayo's 14-day free trial or beIN's 14-day free trial.

Chelsea commence their Carabao Cup campaign with a third round fixture against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. The Blues currently sit atop the Premier League table having conceded just 1 goal in 5 matches under German manager Thomas Tuchel.

One step in their climb to the top came when they hammered Aston Villa 3-0 last week at Stamford Bridge. Statistically the match was closer than the scoreline suggested, but Romelu Lukaku's brace proved the difference.

Villa, who were runners-up to Manchester City in this competition 2 seasons ago, bounced back from that defeat to Chelsea to down Everton last Saturday. Both of these teams have won this competition 5 times apiece.

When is Chelsea vs Aston Villa Carabao Cup match?

This match kicks off at 4:45am AEST on Thursday 23 September at Stamford Bridge in London.

How to watch Chelsea vs Villa live

All matches of the Carabao Cup are broadcast via streaming platform beIN SPORTS. You can access beIN through Foxtel, Foxtel Now, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV and beIN SPORTS CONNECT in Australia.

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Kayo Sports carries all 3 beIN SPORTS channels. That means you can catch all the Carabao Cup action live and in HD. The platform also has a 14-day free trial for new users.

After Kayo's free trial, a subscription to the basic package is $25 a month and brings access to 2 screens. For $35 a month you get an additional screen. It could come in handy too as beIN is carrying games across all 3 of its channels at the same time on Thursday 24 September.

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Who will win Chelsea v Aston Villa?

Chelsea vs Aston Villa - Blue beltings

Thomas Tuchel has arguably the deepest squad in English football and we imagine he will rotate it heavily in this contest with up to a dozen changes. Edouard Mendy and Christian Pulisic would be doubtful given they missed the win over Tottenham earlier this week, but they will field a very strong starting XI all the same.

Defender Marcos Alonso is enjoying a fine start to the season as a regular starter. He credited the team's ability to rotate this season in what looms as a long and gruelling campaign, fresh from winning the Champions League last season.

Villa don't possess the same depth as Chelsea but do have a strong core of 15–17 names at the top and should be competitive again here. We sense a few class moments will separate the teams. Chelsea are firing in all departments right now and we think they'll win this 2-0.

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