Paul Lambert must decide whether to restore forwards Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andi Weimann to the Aston Villa starting line-up against Sunderland on Saturday. The pair came on as second-half substitutes in Monday's 2-2 draw with local rivals West Brom after recent injuries along with midfielder Fabian Delph.
All three are available for the Black Cats' visit, as is left-back Antonio Luna after a recent hamstring complaint.
Aston Villa (from): Guzan, Steer, Baker, Vlaar, Clark, Lowton, Luna, Bacuna, El Ahmadi, Delph, Westwood, Herd, Sylla, Tonev, Kozak, Helenius, Agbonlahor, Weimann, Benteke, Bowery.
Wes Brown is set to line up for Sunderland after having his red card in last week's defeat at Stoke rescinded by a Football Association appeals panel.
Black Cats boss Gus Poyet can also call on Lee Cattermole and Andrea Dossena, both of whom have completed three-game bans as a result of their recent sendings-off at Hull.
Vito Mannone is set to keep his place in goal as Keiren Westwood struggles to recover from a slight knock, while Carlos Cuellar is still sidelined with a hip injury.
Sunderland (from): Mannone, Westwood, Celustka, Dossena, Bardsley, O'Shea, Brown, Diakite, Roberge, Cattermole, Cabral, Gardner, Ki, Giaccherini, Johnson, Larsson, Ba, Karlsson, Mavrias, Fletcher, Altidore, Borini, Ji, Pickford.