Villa make two changes to the team that beat Reading in midweek.
Eric Lichaj replaces the injured Enda Stevens at left-back while Chris Herd comes in for Andreas Weimann, who drops to the bench.
Striker Darren Bent returns to the 18 in place of Jordan Bowery while Derrick Williams is also on the bench in place of Marc Albrighton.
Villa: Guzan; Lowton, Clark, Baker, Lichaj, Westwood; Bannan; Herd, Holman, Agbonlahor; Benteke. Subs: Given, El Ahmadi, Weimann, Bent, Williams, Ireland, Delph.
QPR: Green, Traore, Hill, Nelsen, Bosingwa, Mbia, Granero, Diakite, Wright-Phillips, Taarabt, Mackie. Subs: Derry, Ferdinand, Park, Cisse, Fabio, Hoilett, Murphy.
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