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At the beginning of March, David Moyes had his sights set on winning at least one piece of silverware and securing Champions League football through the Premier League.
Although both of those aims remain possible, West Ham are now out of the FA Cup, behind in their Europa League tie with Sevilla and three points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal having played three games more than the Gunners.
Moyes will insist that his Hammers side will continue to take every match in isolation, but they desperately require a response against an in-form Villa side at the weekend.
West Ham’s losing streak should not particularly come as a surprise with each of their three wins from 10 matches coming by the narrowest of margins.
On a more positive note, West Ham have taken seven points from their last three games at the London Stadium, their most recent victory coming by a 1-0 scoreline against Wolverhampton Wanderers on February 27.
The Barcelona loanee now has four goals and three assists from his eight Premier League outings, but manager Steven Gerrard will be equally impressed with his backline.
Three clean sheets have been recorded in succession, and it has contributed to Villa moving into the conversation for the European places given their game in hand on West Ham and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
In the reverse fixture back on October 31, Villa succumbed by a 4-1 scoreline, a result which led to Dean Smith being removed from his role in the dugout a week later.
Having returned from illness to play 90 minutes against Sevilla, Declan Rice will likely be assessed ahead of this contest.
Mark Noble is on standby if Moyes decides to make a change, but Jarrod Bowen is again expected to miss out with a heel injury.
Said Benrahma should replace either Nikola Vlasic or Pablo Fornals on the flank.
Barring any unforeseen injury issues, Gerrard may see no reason to make any changes to his Villa XI after the 3-0 win at Leeds.
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Emiliano Buendia is most likely to come into the side as a replacement for Danny Ings or Ollie Watkins, with Calum Chambers keeping his place in the middle of defence.
West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Fabianski; Johnson, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Benrahma, Lanzini, Fornals; Antonio
Aston Villa possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Cash, Chambers, Mings, Digne; McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey; Coutinho; Ings, Watkins