It’s not the first time that after a round of announcements by SKY TV of upcoming televised games, the obvious choice of Aston Villa vs Leeds was omitted only to be added a week or so later.

Due to both club’s large fanbases they tend to be favoured by Sky TV for selection. Four of Villa’s next seven games will be televised (after their previous two features were also screened by Sky).

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino was once so frustrated by constantly having his team selected that he banned Sky from Elland Road.

One has to feel sorry for the annual subscribers of both Villa and Leeds in-house streaming services, as every game screened on Sky equal one less one the streaming platform they have paid in advance for.

The originally slated pre-Christmas clash at Villa Park on Saturday 22nd December has now been put back a day to Sunday 23rd December at 1.30pm.

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Remaining Aston Villa 2018/19 Fixture List

*- denotes Sky TV game

November

10: Derby County (a) 3pm

25: Birmingham City (h) 12noon*

28: Nottingham Forest (h) 7.45

December

1: Middlesbrough (a) 5.30pm*

7: West Bromwich Albion (a) 8pm*

15: Stoke City (h) 3pm

23: Leeds United (h) 1.30pm*

26: Swansea City (a) 3pm

29: Preston North End (a) 3pm

January

1: Queens Park Rangers (h) 3pm

12: Wigan Athletic (a) 3pm

19: Hull City (h) 3pm

26: Ipswich Town (h) 3pm

February

2: Reading (a) 3pm

9: Sheffield United (h) 3pm

13: Brentford (a) 7.45pm

16: West Bromwich Albion (h) 3pm

23: Stoke City (a) 3pm

March

2: Derby County (h) 3pm

9: Birmingham City (a) 12noon

12: Nottingham Forest (a) 7.45pm

16: Middlesbrough (h) 3pm

30: Blackburn Rovers (h)3pm

April

6: Sheffield Wednesday (a) 3pm

10: Rotherham United (a) 7.45pm

13: Bristol City (h) 3pm

19: Bolton Wanderers (a) 3pm

22: Millwall (h) 1pm

27: Leeds United (a) 3pm

May

5: Norwich City (h) 12.30pm

(Sky Sports changes will be subject to a five-week minimum notice commitment)

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