With Nassef Sawiris installed as Villa's new owner, Wes Edens planted on the board and cash in Villa's coffers, it feels like a cloud has been lifted from the club. Despite the feeling that Jack Grealish may yet leave the club, it feels a bit brighter to be a Villan.
Even if there was a cloud hanging over the Villa, it hasn't affected their pre-season. Three good performances so far have highlighted a warm-up campaign, where Villa seemed happy to play the ball on the ground and try new ideas out.
Now, Villa will take on Burton Albion as they ramp up their preparation for the new season. You can watch it all below.
Thanks to Villa’s media team as well, you’ll be able to stream the game on YouTube. You can actually watch it on this page, below - if you fancy it. Enjoy the day and enjoy watching Villa again. It all starts here. Feel free to comment below!
TV and Streaming
Location: Pirelli Stadium, Burton, England
Kick-off time: 15.00 pm UK, 10.00 am Eastern, 07.00 am Pacific
Weather: A warm, cloudy day in the home of Carling and other beers.
Open Match Thread: Jump into the comments at the bottom of the page
Streaming: Click play on the video below
Twitter: You can find our live updates @7500toHolte, and we’d also recommend @VillaReport for updates as well.
Villa will likely miss Scott Hogan, Rushian Hepburn-Murphy and Harry McKirdy. Callum O’Hare is also out injured for a number of weeks.
Aston Villa squad
Your #AVFC line-up to take on @BurtonAlbionFC...— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) July 21, 2018
Steer, Hutton, Chester, De Laet, Taylor, Green, Lansbury, Hourihane, Adomah, Grealish, Kodjia.
SUBS: Bunn, Sarkic, Whelan, Suliman, Bree, Blackett-Taylor, Elphick, Gardner, Clark, Knibbs. pic.twitter.com/XfAoiBO9rg