Villa v QPR team news: Villa unchanged for QPR encounter
Paul Lambert has kept faith with the team that earned a 2-1 win over Reading at the Madejski Stadium last weekend.
It means midfielder Yacouba Sylla will make his first Villa Park start since arriving from Clermont Foot in January.
Julio Cesar returns in goal for the visitors, while former Villa loanee Jermaine Jenas is also in their starting XI.
VILLA: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Baker, Westwood, Bannan, Sylla, Agbonlahor, Weimann, Benteke. Subs: Given, N'Zogbia, Holman, Dawkins, Carruthers, Bowery, Bennett.
QPR: Cesar, Bosingwa, Samba, Hill, Fabio, Townsend, Mbia, Park, Jenas, Zamora, Remy. Subs: Hoilett, Taarabt, Wright-Phillips, Mackie, Granero, Onuoha, Murphy.