Aston Villa vs Hull 6/8/2017
Aston Villa hit the headlines over the summer with the recruitment of John Terry. The former Chelsea captain and legend has also been given the captain’s armband as the Villans look to get their promotion bid going. Tenacious midfielders Jack Grealish and Mile Jedinak miss this opener, and will take weeks to recover from their injuries. Gabby Agbonlahor is set for the lone striker’s role and will be supported by
Henri Lansbury and former Stoke man Glenn Whelan, who joined on a free transfer. Hull were relegated from the top-flight last season, and their key man remains the tricky Abel Hernandez. The appointment of former Russia head coach Leonid Slutsky is also looking like a statement signing.