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What time, what channel, team news and all you need to know about Aston Villa v Everton


Frank Lampard will go head-to-head with Steven Gerrard this weekend (Barrington Coombs/PA)

Frank Lampard will go head-to-head with Steven Gerrard this weekend (Barrington Coombs/PA)

Frank Lampard will go head-to-head with Steven Gerrard this weekend (Barrington Coombs/PA)

Old England midfield partners Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard face off in thge dug out this weekend as Aston Villa welcome Everton. Here’s all you need to know about the match.

Where and when is it on?

The game takes place at Villa Park on Saturday with an 12.30pm kick-off.

Where can I watch the game?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1 with coverage starting at 11.30am. The game is also being streamed live on the BT Sport app.

What is the head-to-head record like?

The clubs first met way back on 22 Sep 1888 in an old Division One clash at Wellington Road in Birmingham that Villa won 2-1.

They've met a total of 226 times to date and there's not much in it with 84 Villa wins, 82 for Everton and there have been 60 draws.

What's the team news?

Tyrone Mings is available for Aston Villa after a scan on an adductor muscle showed no serious damage.

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Mings, who was on the bench for the defeat at Bournemouth, has trained after what Villa boss Steven Gerrard described as the England defender having a “couple of down days”.

Emiliano Buendia will also be in the matchday squad after a full week of training, but Kortney Hause remains out with the injury that he picked up at the tail end of last season.

Everton’s new signings Amadou Onana and Conor Coady are expected to be included in Frank Lampard’s squad.

Onana, signed for an undisclosed fee from Lille, and Coady, who joined on a season-long loan from Wolves, could both make their first appearances for the club after arriving this week.

Lampard will be without injured trio Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Yerry Mina and Ben Godfrey, the latter ruled out for up to three months after fracturing a fibula in last week’s opening defeat to Chelsea.

Villa provisional squad: Martinez, Olsen, Cash, Carlos, Konsa, Mings, Chambers, Augustinsson, Young, Guilbert, Digne, Luiz, McGinn, Sanson, Buendia, Nakamba, El Ghazi, Coutinho, Ramsey, Kamara, Ings, Watkins, Traore, Bailey.

Everton provisional squad: Pickford, Holgate, Coady, Mykolenko, Patterson, Tarkowski, Gray, McNeil, Alli, Onana, Doucoure, Iwobi, Gordon, Vinagre, Allan, Gbamin, Warrington, Mills, Begovic, Keane.

What can I read about in the build-up on Independent.ie?

While Everton acquitted themselves quite well in their opening day defeat to Chelsea, the Villans were very disappointing in their loss to newly promoted Bournemouth. Both match reports are here.

What are the match odds?

Aston Villa are odds on favourites at 3/4 with the Toffees 7/2 and the draw priced at 13/5.

What are the camps saying?

We'll bring you quotes from Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard once they face the press.

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