After what seems like an eternity of waiting (but what was really barely more than two months), football is back! And today we finally get to see the new-look Aston Villa in action for the first time. Sure, we'll be missing Jack Grealish and Carles Gil, but that means we've got even more chance of seeing new signings like Jordan Veretout and Rudy Gestede.
And while Bournemouth will certainly be feeling plucky for their first-ever Premier League match, it's an opener that Villa have a very real chance at winning. If you're getting here with a few minutes to spare, why not check out our 2015-16 season preview package. We've got lots of roundtable questions, a look at what Tim might do tactically, and even fantasy advice! And if you want to start the day with the most optimism possible, I humbly suggest this.
And everything you need to follow the match is below. Congrats on making it through the summer, and let's begin a new era with joy. Up. The. Villa!
Location: Dean Court, Bournemouth, England
Kick-off time: 3 PM GMT, 10 AM Eastern, 7 AM Pacific
Available TV: N/A
Available streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra
Available radio: BBC Radio 5 Live (UK), AVTV (subscription required), Westwood One Sports (US)
For listings in other countries, check out LiveSoccerTV.com.
Aston Villa starting XI and subs
TEAM ANNOUNCED: #AVFC side to play #AFCB. #BOUAVL pic.twitter.com/SsBi4zulYe— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) August 8, 2015
Bournemouth starting XI
Cherries XI to face #avfc: Boruc, Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels, Ritchie, Gosling, Surman, Pugh, King, Wilson. #afcb #BOUAVL— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) August 8, 2015
Substitutes to face #avfc: Federici, Distin, Smith, Mings, O'Kane, Gradel, Kermorgant. #afcb #BOUAVL— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) August 8, 2015