Championship play-off final: LIVE and exclusive talkSPORT coverage of Aston Villa vs Derby

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Huge game

All you need to know about the showpiece Wembley clash

Aston Villa and Derby County are set to contest the richest game in football in the Championship play-off final.

The two sides finished fifth and sixth in the table respectively but saw off West Brom and Leeds in the play-off semi-finals to set up their Wembley date.

Frank Lampard’s Derby will take on Aston Villa in Championship Play-Off final

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Frank Lampard’s Derby will take on Aston Villa in Championship Play-Off final

Norwich and Sheffield United have already claimed their place among the Premier League elite for next season and Villa and Derby will be eager to join them.

Promotion to the top-flight would bring either a wealth of riches and opportunities and the chance to challenge themselves against the very best next term.

But first they must go through the nerves and drama of the Championship play-off final.

talkSPORT will have full, comprehensive coverage of the big game as this season’s thrilling EFL campaign comes to an end.

Derby booked their place at Wembley with a stunning win over Leeds at Elland Road.


The Rams won 4-3 on aggregate to become the first team to lose the first leg of a Championship play-off semi-final at home and go on to reach the final.

Boss Frank Lampard said: “As a manager, the pressure is more intense than as a player. I wanted this so badly, you worry you want it too badly. I’m very proud. We’ll be underdogs in the final and tomorrow we start again.”

Villa also came through a dramatic tie to reach the final, needing penalties to beat West Brom after their two clashes finished 2-2 on aggregate.

Tammy Abraham fired in the winning spot-kick after keeper Jed Steer had saved Albion’s first two efforts.

Villa head coach Dean Smith said: “I’d have taken this 15 games ago and we have cause to be very proud.”

Aston Villa face Derby in the Championship Play-Off final this weekend

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Aston Villa face Derby in the Championship Play-Off final this weekend

Aston Villa vs Derby: How to listen

We will bring you all the build up from Wembley from 1pm before handing over to our commentary team for the match. Our Full-Time Phone-In show will then be on hand for all the post-match news and views.

To tune into our coverage just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.

You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.

For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here.

The Championship play-off final will take place at Wembley this weekend

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The Championship play-off final will take place at Wembley this weekend

Aston Villa vs Derby: Kick-off time

The Championship Play-Off final will get under way at 3pm on Monday, May 27.

Villa won both games convincingly during the regular season, claiming a 4-0 home victory after winning 3-0 at Pride Park.

Aston Villa vs Derby: Team news and line-ups

Villa will have on-loan Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe available after he overcame an ankle problem.

Scott Malone will miss the game for Derby after the left-back was sent off against Leeds, meaning Ashley Cole is likely to start.





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