Martin O’Neill will probably wait as long as possible before deciding whether to risk three key players against Fulham tomorrow.

The Villa boss could be without Carlos Cuellar, who missed Monday’s match with Hull City as he was suffering from flu. The former Rangers centre back is apparently still feeling under the weather – might there be a place in the starting line-up for former Fulham defender Zat Knight, then?

Stiliyan Petrov and Ashley Young were both substituted during the win over Hull and could face late fitness tests.