(Sporting Alert) — Belgian striker Christian Benteke is fit enough to lead the attack for Aston Villa against West Brom in their English Premier League game at The Hawthorns.

West Brom v Aston Villa Live Score

Benteke had been doubtful for the clash after suffering a knee injury on international duty and will play alongside Libor Kozak.

Ashley Westwood, Karim El Ahmadi and Yacouba Sylla all start as well, while Andreas Weimann, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Fabian Delph are all on the bench.

Meanwhile, for West Brom, Saido Berahino and Nicolas Anelka both start on the bench, while Goran Popov replaced former Aston Villa player Liam Ridgewell in the backline.

West Brom v Aston Villa

West Brom: Myhill, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Popov, Mulumbu, Yacob, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Brunt, Long.
Subs: Morrison, Anichebe, Luke Daniels, Vydra, Dawson, Berahino, Anelka.

Aston Villa: Guzan, Bacuna, Vlaar, Baker, Clark, Westwood, El Ahmadi, Sylla, Tonev, Benteke, Kozak.
Subs: Weimann, Agbonlahor, Steer, Delph, Herd, Bowery, Lowton.

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)


Just like James, Jeff works hard at providing the best possible news and reports for football fans. Some of his work includes getting starting lineups and scores in England and around Europe.

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