BBC Sport - Aston Villa's Tim Sherwood expects Bournemouth 'carnival atmosphere'

Sherwood expects 'carnival atmosphere'

Tim Sherwood expects a "carnival atmosphere" at Bournemouth when Aston Villa meet the newly promoted side on the opening day of the new Premier League season.

The Villa boss hopes his new signings can gel, with new club captain Micah Richards, Jordan Amavi and Idrissa Gueye among the visitors' likely debutants.

The omens are not good for Villa though - they have never beaten a newly promoted Premier League side on the opening day.