Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream: team news, how to watch Amazon Prime Premier League fixtures

Frank Lampard will be looking for a reaction after his side’s defeat on Boxing Day. The Chelsea boss is set to ring the changes as the Blues welcome Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge. Make sure you know how to watch a Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream free on Amazon Prime.

The two teams sit on equal points knowing that a victory today will boost them up into the Champions League places. There’s no place for Timo Werner, who has failed to score in his last 10 games. Instead Giroud and Hudson-Odoi get the nod in an attack along with Mount and Pulisic. Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream is a Premier League game on Amazon Prime Video.

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Amazon Prime members in the UK can watch all the of Premier League football matches for free on Prime Video. Not a member? Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime and watch it all. UK citizen stuck abroad? You can use a VPN when trying watch your Prime Video subscription away from home in another country.

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith says his side “performed excellently” in their recent 3-0 win over 10-man West Brom and have since matched it with the same scoreline against Crystal Palace but it’s fair to say Chelsea are a different beast altogether.

On-loan Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley is ineligible to face his parent club which will be a blow given his influence this season.

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As for Chelsea, Frank Lampard’s side have enjoyed mixed success in recent weeks. The Blues have lost three of their last four and will be looking to get their season back on track.     

The match kicks off at 5.30pm GMT on today on Amazon Prime. Make sure you know how to watch a Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream wherever you are.

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Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream: how to watch the Amazon Prime Premier League fixtures

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Amazon has the rights to air 23 Premier League football games in the December, and will do so on Prime Video to Amazon Prime members for free. With Amazon offering a 30-day free trial on Amazon Prime and post-Christmas sale out there, this could be the perfect moment to sign up.

Football fans in the US will not be able to watch the December Premier League fixtures on Amazon Prime Video. Instead, as usual, subscribers can watch the football on the NBCSN live web player on Peacock TV and on cable cutting services FuboTV and Sling TV. (Don’t forget that you can use a VPN instead if you’re a UK Amazon Prime member travelling abroad in the US.)

All Prime members need to do to tune in is use the Prime Video app on any smart device. These include smart TVs, laptops, tablets, games consoles and media streamers.

Below we have all the details on which games are on Amazon Prime Video, exactly which devices you can use to watch them, how to sign up to Amazon Prime Video, the other benefits you get as a member and how to cancel after your 30-day free trial is done.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream: how to watch the Amazon Prime Premier League fixtures

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All of the Amazon games in December will be streamed on Prime Video. So, you can watch the football from Amazon on any device that has the Prime Video app. That’s smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, games consoles and laptops through the browser too. Just sign up to Amazon Prime, download the app and away you go.

You’ll find the Prime Video app on most smart TVs including Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG, Toshiba, Philips, Hisense and more. Download the app from your app platform.

Prime Video is also available on the Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV devices, Apple TV and Roku sticks. That way, you can still watch the football games on your TV with one of these streamers plugged into your TV’s HDMI.

The Prime Video app is available for both Xbox and PS5 consoles, and you can get the app on set-top boxes like Virgin TV, BT TV, TalkTalk and now Sky TV as well.

Is canceling Amazon Prime difficult?

Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream: how to watch the Amazon Prime Premier League fixtures

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There are tonnes of benefits to Amazon Prime membership beyond Prime Video access and next-day delivery. Prime members get a free music streaming services, free books from Kindle, Prime Wardrobe for clothes shopping and more.

That said, if all you want is a month of football, next-day deliveries for January sales shopping and no strings attached, then, yes, it’s very easy to cancel when the final whistle has gone. Go to your Amazon Prime membership page, click Manage Prime Membership and then End Membership. And that’s it. Easy. It’s really just remembering to do it – we’d set a calendar reminder!

UK Amazon Prime subscribers who are abroad, and wish to stream the Premier League on Prime Video, will find themselves blocked unless they use a VPN. It’s only in the UK that Amazon holds the rights for these fixtures, so trying to access from elsewhere in the world will not work.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN or NordVPN.

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Once you’ve made your choice, all you need to do is sign in to your VPN service through whichever device you’d like to use to watch the match. When prompted to select a server, you need to pick one which is based in the country whose content you’d like to access. Then navigate to the relevant video streaming app or website and you’re in.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream: how to watch the Amazon Prime Premier League fixtures

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All of the games below are available on Amazon Prime Video. Times are in GMT (UK).

Monday 28th December

3pm – Crystal Palace v Leicester City

5.30pm – Chelsea v Aston Villa

8pm – Everton v Man City

Tuesday 29th December

6pm – Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal

6pm – Burnley v Sheffield United

6pm – Southampton v West Ham United

6pm – West Brom v Leeds United

8pm – Man Utd v Wolves

Wednesday 30th December

6pm – Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham

8pm – Newcastle United v Liverpool