West Ham face London rivals Crystal Palace in a mid table clash this weekend. The Hammers are currently unbeaten against The Eagles at the London Stadium with the last games finishing 3-0 and 1-1 in the previous two seasons.
The two teams come into this fixture with only five points separating the teams just two positions apart. West Ham sit in 13th, while Palace sit in 15th in the league.
West Ham come into the game on a two win streak after beating Cardiff in the midweek games 3-1, while Palace enter the game after losing 3-1 away to Brighton in the midweek games.
West Ham will be without the injured Marko Arnautovic after being injured and taken off in the game against Cardiff on Tuesday night with West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini confirming the Austrian forward is set to miss up to a month out due to the injury. They will also be without Jack Wilshere who is still not 100% fit after his ankle operation. Ryan Fredericks who is still out after the Huddersfield game and also will be without Winston Reid, Andriy Yarmolenko, Carlos Sanchez and Manuel Lanzini still long term absentees.
Crystal Palace will be without Scott Dann and Connor Wickham who both lack match fitness while also missing striker Christian Benteke who is out with a knee injury.
West Ham will be forced into making a change for the starting formation this week with both Lucas Perez and Andy Carroll looking to fill Marko Arnautovic’s vacant striker position.
However they could make more changes with Fabian Balbuena looking to come back into the defence after being forced to miss the Cardiff game with a dead leg. Pablo Zabaleta could also return in the defence after being rested in the mid week game.
Cheikhou Kouyate could be set to face his former team for the first time since moving to the South London team in the summer transfer window.