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Dec 26, 2015 at 3pm UK at Villa Park
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Ayew (62' pen.)
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Cresswell (45')

Team News: Rudy Gestede gets Aston Villa nod for West Ham United visit

Rudy Gestede is chosen to partner Jordan Ayew in attack for Aston Villa as they try to end their 16-game winless league streak at home to West Ham United.

Rudy Gestede has been chosen to partner Jordan Ayew in attack for Aston Villa as they try to end their 16-game winless league streak at home to West Ham United.

Gestede's inclusion ahead of Scott Sinclair is the only change made by Remi Garde from the 1-1 draw at Newcastle United last Sunday.

West Ham, meanwhile, have drawn their last three matches 0-0 for the first time ever in the league and Slaven Bilic will hope that Enner Valencia's return to the starting lineup can help them score a goal.

The Ecuadorian is picked ahead of Nikica Jelavic to lead the Hammers' line, while in midfield Pedro Obiang is preferred to Alex Song in the anchor-man role.

Aston Villa: Guzan; Hutton, Okore, Lescott, Bacuna; Westwood, Sanchez, Veretout, Gueye; Ayew, Gestede
Subs: Bunn, Clark, Richardson, Traore, Gul, Grealish, Sinclair

West Ham United: Adrian; Tomkins, Collins, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Obiang, Noble, Kouyate; Zarate, Antonio; Valencia
Subs: Randolph, Jenkinson, Hendrie, Oxford, Cullen, Song, Parfitt-Williams

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