Aston Villa vs Brighton Friendly
Aston Villa will take on Brighton & Hove Albion in a behind-closed-doors friendly in the Middle East on Thursday, December 8 (kick-off 1pm GMT).
With several Premier League clubs out in Dubai for warm weather training during the World Cup break, it was expected that they’d be some friendlies between them in preparation for the Boxing Day return of the Premier League.
The Aston Villa verses Brighton friendly comes three days before Villa face Chelsea on Sunday, December 11 (kick-off 2.10pm GMT) at Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, during their week of training in the Middle East.
Both fixtures against Brighton and Chelsea will be shown live on VillaTV with proceeds being donated to Aston & Nechells Foodbank.
Brighton were the last team Unai Emery’s team faced before the Premier League was put on hold for the World Cup. The 2-1 away win at the Amex Stadium was Villa’s first away league victory of the season.