Premier League Preview: Sunderland v Aston Villa

Following a tricky start to life at Villa Park, Sherwood has overseen back-to-back wins over rivals West Brom going into this weekend's relegation six-pointer at the Stadium of Light.

Villa and Sunderland are separated by just a point and a place in the league's bottom five, with Sherwood's men buoyed by the potential returns of Christian Benteke (hip) and Ron Vlaar (calf).

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