West Ham host Aston Villa tonight as both sides look to break into the Premier League’s top five.
The Hammers and Villa have done well so far this season and are separate by just a point in ninth and eleventh respectively.
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David Moyes’ men saw off Sheffield United last weekend and will be looking for their third straight top-flight win tonight.
Despite some superb results this term, Villa lost at home to Brighton last time out and will want to respond in London.
This fixture finished in a 1-1 draw last season as Andriy Yarmolenko cancelled out Jack Grealish’s opener.
West Ham v Aston Villa: Date and kick-off time
This match will be held at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, November 29 and will kick-off at 4:30pm.
These two only met in September with Tottenham winning their League Cup fourth round tie on penalties.
This fixture finished 2-1 to Chelsea last season with Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso on target.
West Ham v Aston Villa: TV channel and live stream
The game is being broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 4pm.
Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.
If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £8.99.
West Ham v Aston Villa: Team news
West Ham star Michail Antonio could return tonight having missed three matches due to a hamstring problem.
Andriy Yarmolenko has been in self-isolation because of a positive Covid-19 test and it is unclear if he’ll be ok to play.
The Hammers are fully fit otherwise.
For Villa, Ross Barkley’s hamstring injury means they will need to change their starting line-up for only the fourth time this season.
Keinan Davis is fit and could come in.
Aston Villa have claimed some stunning results this seasonAFP
West Ham v Aston Villa: Match stats and facts
West Ham have lost just one of their last eight Premier League meetings with Aston Villa (W2 D5), going down 0-1 in May 2015. Both meetings between the sides last season ended in draws.
Aston Villa are winless in their last five Premier League away games against West Ham (D3 L2), failing to score in four of those visits since a 2-1 win. in April 2011.
Aston Villa have won their last two Premier League games in London, as many as they had in their previous 21 in the capital (D3 L16). They haven’t won three consecutive top-flight games in London since February 1990.
Aston Villa have won three of their last four Premier League games played on a Monday (L1), including both such games this season without conceding. The Villans had only won three of their last 20 Premier League Monday games prior to this run (D6 L11).
West Ham have won their last two Premier League games by a 1-0 scoreline – they last won three in a row in May 2019, while they last won three consecutively without conceding in February 2014.
Aston Villa have won all three of their away Premier League games this season – they’ve never won each of their first four on the road in a league campaign before.
Aston Villa are looking to win four consecutive Premier League away games for the first time since a run of seven between November 2008-February 2009. That run included a 1-0 victory at West Ham.
Aston Villa (3) and West Ham (4) are the two sides to have made the fewest changes to their starting XIs in the Premier League this season.
Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish has won a foul in each Premier League game he’s featured in since the start of 2019/20, a run of 44 matches. The last English player to win a foul in as many consecutive Premier League appearances was Kevin Davies between October 2005 and August 2007 (59 in a row).
Aston Villa’s Trézéguet has had more shots without scoring than any other player in the Premier League this season (19). The Egyptian also has the highest expected goals figure of players yet to score this term (2).