Dean Smith has made one change to his starting XI for this evening’s showdown with Everton, drafting in Matty Cash for Ahmed Elmohamady.
Cash, 23, returns after his one-match suspension against West Brom with Smith preferring him over experienced Egyptian Elmohamady.
Elsewhere, it’s as you were with Ross Barkley handed another golden chance against his former club. Anwar El Ghazi and Bertrand Traore keep their places with both in support of 12-goal Ollie Watkins.
Emi Martinez is in goal once more with Cash, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings and Matt Targett – fresh from his new contract – ahead of him.
Douglas Luiz and John McGinn will anchor Villa’s midfield with Barkley ahead of them.
On the bench, youngster Jaden Philogene-Bidace and Wesley take their places amongst the substitutes once again. Last week’s goal hero, Keinan Davis, is also amongst the subs.
ASTON VILLA, 4-2-3-1: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Traore, Barkley, El Ghazi, Watkins.
SUBS: Heaton, Taylor, Elmohamady, Hause, Nakamba, J Ramsey, Philogene-Bidace, Davis, Wesley.
EVERTON: Pickford; Coleman, Holgate, Godfrey, Digne; Allan, Andre Gomes; James Rodriguez, Richarlison, Sigurdsson; Calvert-Lewin.
SUBS: Olsen, Keane Delph, King, Mina, Iwobi, Nkounkou, Bernard, Davies.
THE REF: Simon Hooper
VAR: Graham Scott