Photos: West Ham players brave the cold on Christmas Day

West Ham United will face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Boxing Day.

The West Ham United players were training on Christmas Day ahead of the Premier League clash against Aston Villa away from home on Boxing Day.

The Hammers will be looking to return to winning ways at Villa Park, and the players were training hard on the eve of the match.

Slaven Bilic’s side will head into the game on the back of a goalless draw with Swansea City away from home at the Liberty Stadium.

The result in Swansea extended the London outfit’s winless run to seven matches in the Premier League.

West Ham are eighth in the Premier League table at the moment with 25 points from 17 matches, just four points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

The players were training hard in the cold on Christmas Day, but they appeared to be in good spirits.

Villa are at the foot of the Premier League table at the moment and are in real danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.

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