West Ham have a huge game on Monday night.
A clash with Aston Villa offers the opportunity to move fifth, should results go the way of David Moyes’ side. At the very least, they will leapfrog Villa, who are seventh before Sunday’s fixtures.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the clash!
Aston Villa v West Ham United – Premier League
The game will take place at Villa Park on Monday night.
It’s a late kick-off; the first whistle will go at 8pm.
The game will air on Sky Sports in the UK, the second game of the day following Leicester City’s clash with Fulham.
Injury news – West Ham
Michail Antonio is back fit and has been training with the Irons this week, though it remains to be seen if he will be in the starting XI.
Andriy Yarmolenko is likely to be out, though, as he continues his recovery from COVID.
Injury news – Aston Villa
Villa have plenty of injury issues.
They will be without striker Wesley, attacking midfielder Ross Barkley, and Bjorn Engels.
Frederic Guilbert is also unlikely to be involved, while Bertrand Traore, Keinan Davis, Kortney Hause, and Tom Heaton are all doubts.
Last 5 meetings
Both games last season ended in draws – 1-1 in London and 0-0 in Birmingham.
The Hammers won at Upton Park in 2016, thanks to goals from Michail Antonio and Cheikhou Kouyate, while the reverse fixture was a 0-0 draw.
Villa did beat the Irons in 2015, winning 1-0 at Villa Park thanks to a Tom Cleverley strike.
Peter Bankes will be the man in the middle on Monday, with Neil Davies and James Mainwaring the assistants. Anthony Taylor will be the fourth official; Stuart Atwell will man the VAR, with Stephen Child the assistant VAR.