Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace LIVE: Premier League updates

A general view of Elland Road

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Follow live coverage as Aston Villa take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League today.

Manchester City are defending champions after a dominant 2020/21 season and Pep Guardiola’s side are favorites to win it again boasting one of the best teams in Europe.

European champions Chelsea have proven they have what it takes to dethrone City, having done so in the Champions League final last season and are hoping to add a domestic title to that won at Porto.

Liverpool were winners in 2020, ending a 30-year wait for league glory and Jurgen Klopp is sure to put them to the test at the end of the season too while Manchester United will look to be back in the league. image of the title with the return of Cristiano Ronaldo. at his former club this summer.

It’s not just about the action at the top with Norwich, Watford and Brentford promoted to the top tier for 2020/21 and hoping to defend against the best English football has to offer and avoid the drop.

We’ll bring you all of today’s game action and updates in the live blog below:

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Crystal Palace have made four changes from the side that started the home win over Watford as Mitchell, Milivojevic, Mateta and Kouyate enter the squad. Guehi overcame an ankle problem to start, while Ward, Hughes and Edouard found themselves relegated to the bench; Michael Olise completely misses.

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Despite losing to Liverpool on Tuesday, Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard names an unchanged starting XI, with Watkins recovering from an ankle injury to join Ings up front. Meanwhile, rookie midfielder Ramsey returns to the squad following a groin problem, but Nakamba starts ahead of him in the hosts’ engine room.

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SUBSTITUTES: Vicente Guaita, Jordan Ayew, Odsonne Edouard, Jesuran Rak-Sakyi, Jeffrey Schlupp, Will Hughes, Joel Ward, Martin Kelly, Christian Benteke.

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CRYSTAL PALACE (4-2-3-1): Jack Butland; Nathaniel Clyne, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell; Luka Milivojevic, Cheikhou Kouyate; Eberechi Eze, Conor Gallagher, Wilfried Zaha; Jean-Philippe Mateta.

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SUBSTITUTES: Robin Olsen, Ashley Young, Emiliano Buendia, Jacob Ramsey, Bertrand Traoré, Calum Chambers, Tim Iroegbunam, Carney Chukwuemeka, Morgan Sanson.

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ASTON VILLA (4-3-1-2): Emiliano Martinez; Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Lucas Digne; Marvelous Nakamba, John McGinn, Douglas Luiz; Philippe Coutinho; Ollie Watkins, Danny Ings.

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