Villa make three changes to the side which drew 3-3 at Everton.
Nathan Baker replaces Joe Bennett, Fabian Delph comes in for Karim El Ahmadi and Jordan Bowery replaces Gabby Agbonlahor.
That means striker Bowery makes his first Barclays Premier League start in claret and blue.
VILLA: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar [c], Clark, Baker, Westwood, Delph, N'Zogbia, Bowery, Weimann, Benteke. Subs: Given, Sylla, Bent, Bannan, Holman, Dawkins, Bennett.
WEST HAM: Jaaskelainen, Pogotez, Reid, Tomkins, O'Brien, Diame, Noble, Nolan, J Cole, Taylor, Carroll. Subs: Jarvis, C Cole, Vaz Te, Demel, Chamakh, Speigel.
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