West Ham today take on Crystal Palace in a big London derby with David Moyes’ looking to get maximum points from the remaining 2 league games before the World Cup.
Our Hammers form has improved in recent weeks with a somewhat newly assembled side starting to click, however an indifferent start to the season has meant West Ham are in catch-up mode and cannot afford to drop further points.
The visit of Patrick Vieras South London side is an obstacle that must be overcome today and it would certainly cap off an impressive week after West Ham made it 6 wins from 6 in Group B of the Europa Conference League.
David Moyes has been given a huge boost ahead of the match at London Stadium today following the news that Lucas Paqueta has recovered from a collarbone injury and is likely to be back in the squad today.
Lukasz Fabianski has recovered from injury having had to leave the field against Manchester United last week, however Max Cornet remains out.
The visitors will assess both Odsonne Edouard and Cheick Doucoure ahead of the match, who are a doubt having only just returned to training.
“Palace is going to be a very tough game for us. I think they have a lot of attacking threat with their pace and dribbling and will be a challenge for our defence.
“Patrick Vierra seems to have set them up to fear no one so they won’t have any nerves coming into this game. Games against them are always eventful and often high scoring and I expect this to the be the same. It is important for us to get a win in this game and against a resurgent Leicester so we go into the World Cup break with momentum and healthier league table standing.”
Todays match kicks off at 2pm and is not being shown live on TV.