The Hammers take on Villa in a key clash that could decide the top spot amongst the claret n blue clubs. Having beaten Villa 4-1 earlier in the season and with 4 points from their two games with Burnley, West ham will be looking for at least a point to top the C&B ratings for the season.
More importantly, their grip on a top six spot is slipping with Arsenal and Tottenhan both on decent runs of form, it's all very congested between 4th and 7th.
No Jarrod Bowen again today, sees Benrahma come in. Otherwise the starting XI is predictable. Villa have picked up 26 points in the 16 games since Gerrard arrived and will be tough nuts to crack.
After a tough game on Thursday at Sevilla and the return leg next Thursday, the thinness of our squad is starting to catch up. You'd love a sneaky 1-0 with no injuries but Coutinho et al will have different ideas.
The smart money is on a 1-1 draw. Hmmm.