• West Ham United have lost only two of their last 13 Barclays Premier League home games against Aston Villa (W4 D7).
  • The Villans have lost just one of their last six away games, winning three and drawing two.
  • West Ham will be trying to avoid a fourth successive top-flight home defeat. This last happened in January 2006.
  • Christian Benteke is the only player in the Premier League this season to fail with more than one penalty.
  • Stewart Downing has created 16 chances without a single assist this season.
  • The Hammers have conceded three goals in each of their last two home games.
  • Aston Villa are looking to keep three successive clean sheets away from home for the first time since March 2010.
  • Villa have won only one of their last nine trips to London in the Premier League (W1 D1 L7) but that win came at Arsenal on the opening weekend.
  • Villa have gone three games without a goal, no team has produced a run of four scoreless matches in the Premier League this season.
  • Carlton Cole has failed to score in any of his last 12 Premier League appearances.
  • If Christian Benteke fails to score in this game it will be the longest spell without a Premier League goal since last November (four games).