Left-back Stephen Warnock and striker John Carew are still ruled out through shin and knee injuries respectively, while midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker will be out for up to three months with a stress fracture to his ankle.
James Milner and Gabriel Agbonlahor are expected to be fit despite picking up knocks against the Gunners.
Aston Villa (from): Friedel, Cuellar, Dunne, Luke Young, Downing, Ashley Young, Milner, Petrov, Agbonlahor, Heskey, Guzan, Sidwell, Delfouneso, Davies, Delph, Shorey, Beye.
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