Villa have made three changes for the Boxing Day clash against Crystal Palace.
Gabby Agbonlahor is back from suspension to captain Paul Lambert's team.
Agbonlahor takes the place of Bulgarian midfielder Aleksandar Tonev, who drops to the bench.
Karim El Ahmadi replaces the suspended Ashley Westwood, while Antonio Luna is back in for Chris Herd.
VILLA: Guzan, Lowton, Clark, Baker, Luna, Albrighton, El Ahmadi, Weimann, Delph, Agbonlahor (c), Kozak. Subs: Steer, Bacuna, Helenius, Bowery, Sylla, Gardner, Tonev.
CRYSTAL PALACE: Speroni, Ward, Mariappa, Parr, Bolasie, Puncheon, Jedinak, Gabbidon, Delaney, Jerome, Bannan. Subs: Campana, Gayle, Williams, Moxey, Price, Boateng Phillips.