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WEST HAM vs ASTON VILLA – PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE!
- Aston Villa have lost just two of their last 18 home league games against West Ham
- Sebastien Haller has scored three goals in three Premier League games
- Villa have won just one of their last 16 Monday Premier League matches
- Manuel Pellegrini has won five of his past six matches against Villa
Aston Villa XI: Heaton, Guilbert, Engels, Mings, Taylor, Nakamba, Grealish, Jota, McGinn, El Ghazi, Wesley
West Ham XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Rice, Noble, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Anderson, Haller
19:10: If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it. Manuel Pellegrini names an unchanged side after their 2-0 win over Norwich.
Summer signing Sebastien Haller leads the line with Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lansing and Andriy Yarmolenko in behind.
Team news – Aston Villa
19:05: Aston Villa make two changes from the 1-0 defeat by Crystal Palace before the international break.
Dean Smith is without the suspended Trezeguet, so Anwar el Ghazi takes his place out wide. The wonderfully named Marvelous Nakamba replaces Douglas Luiz in midfield.
19:00: West Ham unchanged from the win over Norwich. Full analysis coming up. Soon. Well, once I’ve finished my lasagne…
Aston Villa XI: Heaton, Guilbert, Engels, Mings, Taylor, Nakamba, Grealish, Jota, McGinn, El Ghazi, Wesley.
Subs: Steer, Elmohamady, Konsa, Hourihane, Lansbury, Luiz, Davis.
West Ham XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Rice, Noble, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Anderson, Haller.
Subs: Jimenez, Balbuena, Zabaleta, Wilshere, Fornals, Snodgrass, Ajeti.
18:58: Just been flicking through the early pictures on our system. Stumbled upon this one of Pablo Zabaleta, who looks absolutely freezing!
It’s a tropical 14 degrees in Aston tonight – you would think he’d be used to that after nine years in Manchester!
Team news and line-ups coming any moment now.
18:55: Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Aston Villa vs West Ham from Villa Park.
We’ve had a rather eventful weekend of football – none more than Norwich’s famous win over champions Manchester City. Wish I’d had a quid or two on that one…
But I think this one tonight is the very definition of a proper game of football.
WEST HAM vs ASTON VILLA – TEAM NEWS
Aston Villa will be without forward Jonathan Kodjia for the next three weeks after fracturing his cheekbone in training.
Dean Smith is also without James Chester, Matt Targett and the suspended Trezeguet, who was dismissed against Crystal Palace before the international break.
Manuel Pellegrini has no fresh injury concerns but will obviously be without Michail Antonio, who is expected to miss the remainder of the calendar year.