Not for Aston Villa the trials and tribulations of relegation battles on the final day of the season. There might have been, had Steve Gerrard stuck around too much longer. Instead, Villa sacked the Liverpool legend, hired Unai Emery as head coach... and haven't looked back since.

So, instead of looking over their shoulders on Sunday, the Villa players can contemplate European competition next season, but it is still not a given.

After drawing at Liverpool last time out, the highest position Villa can finish in is seventh, and they can guarantee their place in the Europa Conference League with a win over the Seagulls.

If Villa draw with Brighton, they will still finish in seventh as long as Tottenham do not better their result against Leeds and Brentford do not beat new champions Manchester City.

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When does Villa vs Brighton kick off?

The match, at Villa Park, starts at 4.30pm on Sunday, May 28. All final-day fixtures kick-off at the same time.

Is Villa vs Brighton on TV?

Sky Sports have confirmed they will be showing the Villa game live on the Sky Sports Football channel, with coverage starting just before kick-off at 4.25pm. It is being broadcast in addition to Leicester City vs West Ham United and Everton vs Bournemouth. Sky customers will also be able to live stream the action via the Sky Go app. Alternatively, click HERE to buy a Now TV pass.

Sky Sports will also upload key moments from the game to their YouTube channel and website shortly after the final whistle. Highlights of all the final-day games, including Villa vs Brighton, will be shown on Match of the Day. The programme starts at 10.30pm on Sunday.

How else can I follow the game?

You can follow the action right here at BirminghamLive - our Villa writer Ashley Preece will be blogging live from Villa Park on the build-up, match action and reaction. You can follow our updates too on Twitter and Facebook.

BBC Radio WM will provide live updates with pre-match coverage starting at 4pm. Villa are also providing commentary of the game via VillaTV here.

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