Aston Villa host Stoke City (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET online via Live Extra) on Saturday at Villa Park in Tim Sherwood’s first game in charge as manager.
Stoke will be looking to bounce back from their humbling at the hands of second-tier Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup last weekend, while Villa are searching for their first win in 11 PL matches after Paul Lambert was fired following a run of five-straight defeats.
In team news Villa start with Benteke, Agbonlahor and Gil in attack with Carlos Sanchez and Kieran Richardson coming back into the team. Stoke are missing Geoff Cameron, Bojan, Marc Muniesa and Ryan Shawcross but Jonathan Walters, Erik Pieters, Stephen Ireland and Marc Wilson return.
Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Vlaar, Clark, Richardson, Sinclair, Sanchez, Delph, Gil, Agbonlahor, Benteke. Subs: Given, Westwood, Cissokho, Weimann, Cleverley, Bacuna, Okore
Stoke: Begovic; Bardsley, Wollscheid, Wilson, Pieters; Nzonzi, Whelan; Walters, Ireland, Moses; Diouf. Subs: Butland; Teixeira, Adam, Shenton, Sidwell, Arnautovic, Crouch.