Date: 9th September 2006 at 10:20am
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Tevez is short of match fitness and could sit this one out on the bench, but Mascherano is expected to start.

Injuries to full-back John Pantsil (knee) and goalkeeper Roy Carroll (groin) could open the way for Tyrone Mears and Robert Green to both start.

West Ham (from): Green, Walker, Mears, Ferdinand, Gabbidon, Collins, Konchesky, Spector, Dailly, Benayoun, Mullins, Mascherano, Reo-Coker, Bowyer, Reid, Sheringham, Cole, Harewood, Zamora, Tevez.

Aston Villa (from): Sorensen, Hughes, Mellberg, Ridgewell, Bouma, Whittingham, Samuel, Davis, McCann, Petrov, Barry, Hendrie, Moore, Agbonlahor, Angel, Baros, Taylor, Delaney, Laursen, Djemba-Djemba.