When Aston Villa hosts West Ham United this Sunday, it will mark another Claret & Blue Cup matchup. The same goes for whenever Burnley faces either of these two teams.
But how did we end up with three different teams donning this unique color combination? Perhaps it’s the halfway point between red and purple, but not quite either, coupled with a shade of sky, powder, light, or Carolina blue.
Interestingly, Burnley adopted their colors after Villa, who in turn took inspiration from a cricket club known as Aston Villa Wesleyan Chapel.
West Ham United at Aston Villa FYIs
The match will start on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. at Villa Park in Birmingham, UK. The origin of West Ham’s color combination is uncertain. Let’s move away from discussing their uniforms and focus on the importance of this match.
Both teams are competing for a spot in Europe for the next season, albeit in the lesser-known European competitions. Nevertheless, it remains a crucial objective for these clubs. Here is the starting lineup that we think Irons boss David Moyes will select for the game.
West Ham United Starting XI Prediction at Aston Villa
Alphonse Areola; Vladimir Coufal, Kurt Zouma, Nayef Aguerd, Emerson Palmieri; Edson Alvarez, James Ward-Prowse; Mohamed Kudus, Lucas Paqueta, Said Benrahma; Jarrod Bowen