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