Fulham vs Aston Villa kick-off delayed in Orlando

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Aston Villa’s friendly against Fulham has been delayed due to inclement weather around the Orlando area.

Unai Emery’s side were due to kick-off at the Exploria Stadium for 7pm local time, but the match will now start at 20:20 (Thursday 01:20 UK)

Villa played against Newcastle United on Sunday to begin their Premier League Summer Series programme. They drew 3-3 with the Toon in Philadelphia and are targeting their first win of pre-season tonight.

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Emery has opted to make five changes to the team which drew with Newcastle, as Robin Olsen, Diego Carlos, Pau Torres, Youri Tielemans and Cameron Archer all come into the starting XI.

Back to front, Olsen starts in goal, Ezri Konsa at right-back, Torres and Carlos at centre-back and Lucas Digne at left-back. Tielemans plays alongside Douglas Luiz in a double pivot, with John McGinn, Jaden Philogene and Emi Buendia. Cameron Archer leads the line.

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