Our weekly segment of a combined starting XI continues, with this week looking at a combined XI with Aston Villa. Two teams in claret and blue, but this segment should show which side comes out on top.

Aston Villa have been an interesting team to watch since their return to the Premier League. Some decent performances that could show enough quality for them to survive, however, results have perhaps indicated otherwise.

Of course, if it wasn’t for that disastrous refereeing decision regarding Jack Grealish’s “dive”, then it could show a different story, but here we are.

West Ham meanwhile have enjoyed some reasonable successes to the start of this season. Forgetting the absolute humbling on the first day from Manchester City, the Hammers are already seven points better off than they were last season (although that wasn’t too hard to do in fairness).

So, which team comes out on top? Does Grealish take a spot in this squad?

This is my combined starting XI between West Ham United and Aston Villa.