Huddersfield Town will face an Aston Villa side fresh from a first win since March when they clash in the Championship on Tuesday.
Before beating Rotherham United in Birmingham on Saturday, Villa’s last victory was at home to Norwich City on February 6.
That was one of only three Premier League wins in a dismal campaign which unsurprisingly ended in relegation.
French boss Remi Garde left in March, with Roberto Di Matteo becoming manager in June.
This season started inauspiciously with defeats by Sheffield Wednesday (1-0 at Hillsborough) and Luton Town (3-1 at Kenilworth Road in the League Cup).
But Rotherham were blown away as Rudy Gestede’s double and a late Jack Grealish strike clinched a 3-0 win in front of 33,286 at Vila Park.
The club’s new owner Dr Tony Xia was introduced to fans on the pitch before the game.
The Chinese businessman was on his feet fist-pumping and cheerleading the fans from the directors’ box late on.
Ambitious Xia has targeted an immediate return to the Premier League under Di Matteo, who led Chelsea to Champions League glory in 2012.
New signings include Scotland international striker Ross McCormack, a £12m buy from Fulham.
Italian keeper Pierluigi Gollini has joined from Verona and centre-backs Tommy Elphick from Bournemouth and James Chester from West Bromwich Albion.
Villa have also landed Reading’s Aaron Tshibola and are being linked with two other midfielders, Crystal Palace’s Australian international Mile Jedinak and Amadou Diawara of Bologna.