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WATCH: Prince William backing Aston Villa ahead of final

2018-05-25 11:08

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William has revealed that Aston Villa is on his mind ahead of their Championship play-off final against Fulham on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.

Speaking at an event for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, William admitted he was thinking about the big game that is dubbed as "the richest game in football".

Prince William who is also the President of England's Football Association is a life-long Villa fan and revealed why he chose to support the West Midland side.

Whoever wins at Wembley on Saturday will bank a huge financial windfall, with the rise in revenue estimated at least £160 million across the next three seasons, which could rise to in excess of £280 million if they retain their Premier League status.

No manager has won more promotions to the Premier League than Villa's Steve Bruce, whose team is littered with players who have experience at the highest level, including former Chelsea and England defender John Terry.

In contrast, Fulham, who finished five points above Villa, are a young team driven by the precocious talent of 18-year-old wing-back Ryan Sessegnon.

 

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Arsenal v Southampton, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Everton v Norwich City, Goodison Park 17:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 17:00
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