Two former English favorites meet again this Saturday at opposite dugouts – here’s everything you need to know
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The 2022-23 First League Season goes this weekend as AstonVilla welcome everton to the villa park. Both Steven Gerrard’s hosts and Frank Lamaprd’s visitors started their seasons on the wrong foot, with opening losses.
But the former England duo – once comrades on the pitch and now rivals again – will be hoping they can prevail against each other to bolster their prospects early in the season, especially as a multitude of sides look to make their mark at the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
Before the game, GATE has the details of how to watch on TV, stream online, team news and more.
US TV Channels, Live Stream and How to Watch
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Team news and rosters
A loss at the start of the new season wasn’t quite the grade Steven Gerrard would have envisioned for his Villa side, but they are now heading home to make their own patch a fearsome fortress this season – with their squad arguably showing the depth of the dark horse to help them go far.
Whether Tyrone Mings is back in the squad after being stripped of his captaincy last season remains to be seen, but the England defender – a breakaway for Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions – will certainly be hoping to find minutes sooner rather than later.
Estimated Aston Villa starting XI: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Carlos, Digne; McGinn, Kamara, Ramsey; Buendia, Watkins, Coutinho.
An opening-day defeat against Chelsea was likely expected for Everton and former boss Frank Lampard – but he is hoping to pick up a result against old international team-mate Gerrard when his side travel to Villa Park on Saturday.
The Toffees have added more recruits to their defence, with England defender Conor Coady loaned out from Wolves to cement his place on the plane to Qatar, while the capture of Lille’s Amadou Onana represents something of a coup for the club prevent further relegation battle.
Expected Everton starting XI: Pickford; Holgate, Coady, Tarkowski; Patterson, Doucoure, Iwobi, Mykolenko; Gordon, Rondon, McNeil.