Perez dropped and Jonas Gutierrez returns on the bench as Riviere, Obertan, Abeid and Ameobi recalled.
Big changes for John Carver as he picks his starting eleven in a game that is surely a must win against arguably the worst team in the Premier League.
They may be second bottom but with six defeats in a row, Villa look to be heading only one way.
Carver has Colback suspended and has also dropped Anita, Gouffran and Perez in a much changed line-up.
Starting 11 v Villa:
Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara, Obertan, Abeid, Sissoko, Ameobi, Riviere, Cisse
On the bench:
Woodman, Ryan Taylor, Anita, Gouffran, Gutierrez, Perez, Armstrong