NEWS FROM THE VILLA TEAM
New manager Unai Emery takes charge of the team for the first time since switching from Villarreal to La Liga to replace Steven Gerrard at the helm.
First-choice goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez suffered concussion last weekend and was withdrawn in the 4-0 defeat at Newcastle United, with Robin Olsen taking his place between the posts. The Argentine goalkeeper is expected to be assessed but looks likely to feature this weekend.
Boubacar Kamara and Ludwig Augustinsson may be in contention for a return from injury, but summer recruit Diego Carlos is definitely ruled out.
Douglas Luiz is available after his red card against Fulham, and subsequent three-match ban, was overturned on appeal.