Charles N'Zogbia comes in for Gabby Agbonlahor as Paul Lambert makes just one change to his Villa team.
Lambert also keeps faith with Nathan Baker at centre-half, with the fit-again Ciaran Clark on the bench after recovering from his shoulder problem.
Simon Dawkins makes a return to the bench after missing out at Stoke.
VILLA: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar [c], Baker, Bennett, Westwood, Delph, N'Zogbia, Weimann, Bowery, Benteke. Subs: Given, Holman, Sylla, El Ahmadi, Bent, Dawkins, Clark.
FULHAM: Schwarzer, Riether, Hangeland, Senderos, Richardson, Karagounis, Duff, Enoh, Emanuelson, Ruiz, Berbatov. Subs: Riise, Petric, Frimpong, Hughes, Rodallega, Manolev, Etheridge.
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