EPL: Why Chelsea vs Man City, Man Utd vs Aston Villa kick-off at same time


Match Day 6 of the English Premier League will kick off with Chelsea taking on Manchester City and Manchester United hosting Aston Villa at the same time.

Both games start at 12.30pm WAT.

The Blues’ game against the reigning champions was the only fixture that was scheduled for that time.

However, United’s match had to be moved forward because of a Courteeners concert.

The Red Devils were to play Villa from 5pm but the concert will take place at Lancashire Cricket Club on the same day.

United said in a statement: “This request was supported by Greater Manchester Police and TfGM to avoid significant crowd, traffic and operational issues locally.

“We regret any disruption that this may cause around our supporters’ plans for the day.”

United are joint top with Chelsea on 10 points, while City has seven points ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.

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