Barclays Premier League
Paul Lambert makes four changes to his side for today's game with West Ham.
Incoming are Matt Lowton, Nathan Baker, Karim El Ahmadi and Yacouba Sylla while dropping out are Antonio Luna, Fabian Delph, Gabby Agbonlahor and Aleksandar Tonev.
Former Villa winger Stewart Downing starts for the hosts in this 3pm kick-off.
Lambert will be eager for three points this afternoon at Upton Park, as his team look to pick up a win after two defeats to Tottenham and Everton.
VILLA: Guzan, Lowton, Bacuna, Vlaar [c], Clark, Baker, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Sylla, Weimann, Benteke. Subs: Steer, Helenius, Herd, Bowery, Tonev, Kozak, Johnson.
WEST HAM: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Rat, Tomkins, Reid, Noble, Collison, Nolan [c], Downing, Jarvis, Morrison. Subs: Adrian, O'Brien, Potts, J.Cole, Diame, Maiga, C.Cole.
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