Everton vs Aston Villa LIVE: Stream, TV channel, kick-off time and teams for Premier League clash – latest updates – The Sun

ASTON VILLA head to Goodison Park knowing three points would give them hope of staying in the Premier League.

The Toffees have nothing left to play for this season and are without a win in three, while Dean Smith's visitors just about kept their top-flight dream alive with victory over Crystal Palace last time out.

  • Start time: 6pm BST
  • Venue: Goodison Park
  • TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Action, Main Event/NOW TV

Follow all the latest updates from Goodison Park below…


    The Villa players checking out the Goodison turf before tonight's huge game.


    Everton vs Aston Villa is the most played fixture in English top-flight history, with the Villans winning 74 of the 203 previous meetings to Everton’s 76 (53 draws).


    This is Dean Smith's bench:

    23 Jota, 11 Marvelous Nakamba, 24 Frederic Guilbert, 36 Indiana Vassilev, 21 Anwar El Ghazi, 39 Keinan Davis, 8 Henri Lansbury, 59 Kesler Hayden, 25 Ørjan Nyland


    The Everton substitutes bench looks like this:

    31 João Virgínia,3 Leighton Baines, 11 Theo Walcott, 19 Djibril Sidibé, 10 Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27 Moise Kean, 22 Maarten Stekelenburg, 32 Jarrad Branthwaite, 42 Anthony Gordon


    And here is the side that Dean Smith has named for tonight's game.

    29 Pepe Reina (GK), 27 Ahmed El Mohamady, 18 Matt Targett, 15 Ezri Konsa Ngoyo, 40 Tyrone Mings, 6 Douglas Luiz, 7 John McGinn, 14 Conor Hourihane, 17 Trézéguet, 20 Mbwana Samatta, 10 Jack Grealish (C).


    Carlo Ancelotti makes five changes to the side beaten at Molineux.

    It's likely to be a 4-4-2 or 4-4-1-1 with Richarlison playing just off Calvert-Lewin.

    1 Jordan Pickford (GK), 23 Séamus Coleman (C), 5 Michael Keane, 12 Lucas Digne, 2 Mason Holgate, 20 Bernard, 21 André Gomes, 17 Alex Iwobi, 26 Tom Davies, 9 Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 7 Richarlison.


    Villa ran out 2-0 winners at Villa Park in their third game of the season in August, which feels like a lifetime ago.

    Wesley and El Ghazi scored the goals for Villa.


    Aston Villa’s win against Crystal Palace last time out ended a run of 10 Premier League games without a win, however they’ve not won consecutive league games since October.


    Here's how things look for Villa.

    A must win game if they want to close the gap to Watford and West Ham, who play each other tomorrow night.


    Welcome to coverage of Everton vs Aston Villa, a crunch game in Villa’s survival bid.

    Nothing but a win will do for Dean Smith’s side, but they will come into the game with confidence after beating Crystal Palace 2-0 on Sunday.

    Everton are a side with eyes on next season, after a poor performance last time out against Wolves.

    Speaking before the game, Villa boss Dean Smith said:

    “I’m feeling the same as before the Crystal Palace game because not a lot has changed.

    “We needed to win because the teams around us had won their games.

    “We managed to get that win and it will give everybody a lift, but we’re still in the same position. “We can go and get some scoreboard pressure on Watford and West Ham who play the following evening.

    “We’ve got to make sure we concentrate on our own game and put in a good performance. We certainly won’t get complacent after one win.”

    Meanwhile Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti had this to say after his sides recent poor form:

    “Three poor performances. Why? It is difficult to say.

    “First of all I think that we didn't have a lot of time to recover properly, second of all we lost a bit of fighting spirit.

    “I think the players lost a bit of motivation and concentration.”

    We're all set for a potentially season defining game for Aston Villa.

    Kick off is at 6pm and team news will follow shortly.

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