Barclays Premier League
Villa have made three changes for today's Barclays Premier League encounter against Fulham.
There is a first appearance of the season for Australian utility man Chris Herd in a revamped Villa backline.
Paul Lambert has also recalled top scorer Christian Benteke and fellow forward Andreas Weimann.
Libor Kozak misses out, along with injured duo Ron Vlaar and Antonio Luna.
Former Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell returns to the Fulham starting XI in place of Pajtim Kasami.
FULHAM: Stekelenburg, Riise, Senderos, Sidwell, Berbatov, Kacaniklic, Karagounis, Hughes, Dejagah, Riether, Parker. Subs: Kasami, Ruiz, Stockdale, Richardson, Duff, Zverotic, Vigen, Christensen.
VILLA: Guzan, Herd, Baker, Clark, Bacuna, El Ahmadi, Delph, Westwood, Agbonlahor, Weimann, Benteke. Subs: Steer, Lowton, Helenius, Albrighton, Sylla, Bowery, Tonev.