Steve Bruce has made one change from the side that lost at Wolves last weekend for today's clash with Fulham.
Josh Onomah comes in for striker Keinan Davis to make up a five-man midfield against the Cottagers.
The back five of Sam Johnstone, Ahmed Elmohamady, James Chester, John Terry and Alan Hutton remain in place.
Onomah joins a midfield of Glenn Whelan, Conor Hourihane, Robert Snodgrass and Albert Adomah, while Jonathan Kodjia leads the line up top.
ASTON VILLA: Johnstone; Elmohamady, Terry, Chester, Hutton; Snodgrass, Whelan, Hourihane, Onomah, Adomah; Kodjia. Subs: Steer, De Laet, Samba, Bjarnason, Hogan, O'Hare, Davis.
FULHAM: Button, Fredricks, Sessegnon, McDonald, Johansen, Fonte, Ayite, Ream, Norwood, Kalas, Kamara. Subs: Bettinelli, Odoi, Soares, Kebano, Cairney, Mollo, Cisse.