Steve Bruce has made three changes from midweek for this afternoon's match at Sheffield Wednesday.
Ahmed Elmohamady, Glenn Whelan and Lewis Grabban, who netted his first Villa goal against Preston on Tuesday evening, all come into the starting XI.
Axel Tuanzebe drops out through injury, while Jack Grealish and Albert Adomah remain sidelined.
The back five consists of Sam Johnstone, Elmohamady, James Chester, John Terry and Alan Hutton.
Ahead of them it's Conor Hourihane, Whelan, Robert Snodgrass and Josh Onomah, with Lewis Grabban and Scott Hogan as the forwards.
Keinan Davis has recovered from a minor ankle issue to take his place on the bench, alongside fellow U23 graduate Rushian Hepburn-Murphy.
VILLA: Johnstone; Elmohamady, Chester, Terry, Hutton; Snodgrass, Whelan, Hourihane, Onomah; Grabban, Hogan. Subs: Bunn, Taylor, Bjarnason, Lansbury, Jedinak, Davis, Hepburn-Murphy.