Villa make three changes from the side which played Newcastle.
Karim El Ahmadi replaces Barry Bannan, Andreas Weimann comes in for Nathan Baker and Gabby Agbonlahor replaces Darren Bent.
New signings Yacouba Sylla and Simon Dawkins are kept in reserve for now, with a place on the bench for both.
VILLA: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar [c], Clark, Bennett, Westwood, El Ahmadi, Agbonlahor, N'Zogbia, Weimann, Benteke. Subs: Given, Sylla, Bent, Holman, Bowery, Dawkins, Baker.
EVERTON: Howard, Baines, Heitinga, Distin, Jagielka [c], Osman, Gibson, Fellaini, Pienaar, Mirallas, Anichebe. Subs: Mucha, Jelavic, Oviedo, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Neville, Duffy.
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