International break is over, so we now return to the Premier League and up next for Dean Smith’s men is a home match against West Ham on Monday evening.

Villa are currently sitting in the relegation zone, but it is still early doors and Smith will be pleased by some of the football that his side have played this season.

If truth be told, they were poor against Crystal Palace, but they still should have picked up a point from that game. The fact that they didn’t was only down to Kevin Friend dishing out one of the worst refereeing decisions that you will ever see on a football field.

Anyway, the players will have put that injustice behind them and will be concentrating solely on putting in a performance on Monday that is good enough to see them pick up a very important three points.

Here is our predicted Villa XI for Monday’s game against West Ham: