The Barclays Premier League 2013 live stream and TV schedule brings a featured matchup of Chelsea vs. Aston Villa live on Wednesday, Aug 21. Both teams are already among the tope of the points table after winning their first matchup, making this a crucial win to stay undefeated early in the season. Today's soccer game will be shown live on TV or online to United States fans in the afternoon, thanks to the NBC networks.
An Aug. 21 report via PremierLeague.com indicates that this particular matchup will really be a test for Aston Villa. They shocked many with an opening 3-1 victory over Arsenal, but Chelsea gave them one of their biggest losses last season in the league. Chelsea arrives into this matchup with a 2-0 victory over Hull City in the books. Aston Villa will be attempting to pull off another shocking win in this matchup.
Villa captain Ron Vlaar commented on today's matchup, saying he can see his team improving upon the disappointments of last season. Vlaar said:
"If you can win at the Emirates, of course it is a great start. We want to do it again on Wednesday now. We all know [remember] what happened last year, so we want to put that to rest.
We learnt a lot and we still have to learn a lot, but mentally we became a stronger team. But it is the start of the season and nobody really knows a lot about each other."
Both teams are 1-0 to start off the Premier League season, but there's plenty of games left to be played. Today could be a true test for Aston Villa, for if they can pull off another surprising victory, fans may start to take them a bit more serious for this coming season.
Today's Chelsea vs. Aston Villa matchup has a start time of 1:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time in the United States. The game will be shown on live TV via the NBC Sports Network on cable or satellite providers. In addition, NBC Sports Live Extra will be live streaming the game online for most regions of the country. See more details here on how to watch today's EPL game.