Aston Villa’s 2019 continues, but with a break from league action. The games in the Championship have came thick and fast, and now Villa head into an FA Cup Third Round clash with Swansea City - the third time Dean Smith will have faced Graham Potter and Swansea in his reign thus far.
This will be a chance for Dean Smith’s team to get back to winning ways and progress in the FA Cup ahead of a return to Championship fixtures.
Expect some light rotation as Smith’s Villa are intent on progressing, winning and taking this competition seriously.
A decent crowd at Villa Park should be followed by a decent audience viewing from home. Let’s get this done Villa.
We’re here. Kick-off commences soon, and you can find out how to watch Aston Villa vs Swansea City in the FA Cup below.
TV & Streaming
Location: Villa Park, Birmingham, England
Kick-off time: 15.00 UK, 10.00 Eastern, 7.00 Pacific
Weather: A whole 4c in Birmingham. Brr.
Open Match Thread: Join in the comments below! Predictions welcome.
Available TV: No TV in the UK or Republic of Ireland.
Available video streaming: ESPN PLUS in the USA.
Other listings are available from livesoccertv.com.
Available radio: BBC WM 95.6 FM (not online), AVTV (If audio doesn’t work, try using Safari).
Injuries & Suspensions
Aston Villa will miss Jack Grealish, Ørjan Nyland, Mile Jedinak and Axel Tuanzebe due to injury. Easah Suliman and Tammy Abraham will miss out due to international clearance and loan player rulings respectively.
Aston Villa squad
Team news: It’s a debut for Lovre Kalinic and a first start of the season for @CalOhare this afternoon. Neil Taylor returns, while Albert Adomah, @AElGhazi7 and @ScottHogan_9 come into the starting XI.#PartOfThePride #AVFC pic.twitter.com/aOCarSPPHK— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) January 5, 2019