Aston Villa has a tough task in attempting to break its six-match losing streak with a win at surprising West Ham United on Saturday (Watch at 10am ET live and online via Live Extra).
Guided by summer transfers Diafra Sakho, Enner Valencia and Alexander Song, the Hammers are fifth in the Premier League with 17 points through 10 games, boasting defeats of Manchester City and Liverpool on their resume.
Andy Carroll has made the bench for the Hammers, where he joins Joe Cole, Kevin Nolan and Morgan Amalfitano as attacking options.
Villa recently had to cancel its “Goal of the Month” contest for October after failing to find the net during the 10th month of the year. They sit just one point above the relegation zone.
West Ham United: Adrian, Reid, Cresswell, Kouyate, Downing, Sakho, Noble (c), Jenkinson, Collins, Song, Valencia
Subs: Jaaskelainen, Nolan, Tomkins, Carroll, O’Brien, Amalfitano, Cole
Aston Villa: Guzan, Baker, Vlaar (c), Cleverley, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Westwood, Cissokho, Sanchez, N’Zogbia, Lowton
Subs: Given, Clark, Bacuna, Cole, Senderos, Richardson, Bent