West Ham vs Crystal Palace – Confirmed XIs

A mightily impressive West Ham United will continue their quest for all things Champions League by playing host to a Crystal Palace outfit in a dreadful run of form.

Slaven Bilic has led his vibrant Hammers side to within a point off of Manchester City in fourth place and are entering the final stretch of a season to be played at Upton Park.

For today’s game, James Tomkins returns to bolster the backline in East London, though Sam Byram and James Collins continue to miss out.

The visiting Eagles are in a sorry state after an utter capitulation saw any hopes of a European place themselves fade away after the multitude of losses dragged them into a relegation scrap.

Despite reaching the semi-finals of the FA Cup, Alan Pardew is STILL without a league win this year, and his task will invariably made harder with injuries to Yohan Cabaye and Mile Jedinak.

In the past four meetings between these two, three of them have ended in 3-1 away wins. While that seems like a good omen for Palace, their hosts today are unbeaten on home soil in the last 12 outings.

Ahead of today’s kickoff in East London, here are the confirmed XIs of both capital clubs….


 


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