Today sort of feels like an anticlimax. I mean, it's great that it does, but even three weeks ago we thought this match might be for everything. Then, Villa inched upwards and Burnley collapsed. I'm ecstatic that Villa have nothing to play for (other than table position) today, but a bit disappointed that Burnley are well and truly out of it.
But then again, maybe that's good. It's a chance to rest some players before next weekend's infinitely more important match at Wembley. Plus it'll be a great send-off to a terrible season. Since Tim Sherwood has joined the club, the atmosphere has turned entirely. Villa Park has once again become a formidable place to play (a 4-1-1 record in the last six matches there isn't bad at all) and the fans have gotten behind the club. So the noise should be jubilant and the day a fun one. That alone will make this worth watching.
If you want some pre-match entertainment, check out our preview or Jack's look at tactics. And be sure to join us in the comments below during the match!
Location: Villa Park, Birmingham, England
Kick-off time: 3 PM GMT, 10 AM Eastern, 7 AM Pacific
Available TV: None (UK), Esquire Network (US)
Available streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra
Available radio: AVTV (subscription required), Westwood One Sports (US)
For listings in other countries, check out LiveSoccerTV.com.
Aston Villa starting XI
#AVFC (v @BurnleyOfficial): Steer, Baker, Vlaar, Bacuna, Cleverley, Agbonlahor, Westwood, Delph, Benteke, N’Zogbia, Grealish. #AVFCLIVE— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) May 24, 2015
Aston Villa subs
#AVFC subs (v @BurnleyOfficial): Guzan, Sinclair, Weimann, Hutton, Sanchez, Robinson, Green. #AVFCLIVE— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) May 24, 2015
Confirmed #BFC starting XI: Heaton; Trippier, Shackell (c), Keane, Mee; Arfield, Jones, Ulvestad, Boyd; Barnes; Ings. #ClaretsLIVE— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) May 24, 2015
Confirmed #BFC subs: Gilks, Duff, Kightly, Taylor, Jutkiewicz, Vokes, Reid. #ClaretsLIVE— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) May 24, 2015