West Ham gear up for London derby against Crystal Palace

The Hammers prepare for yet another London derby this season, as they host South Londoners Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday.



Last time these two sides met was on New Year’s day, with David Moyes’ side winning 3-2 at Selhurst Park.


West Ham currently sit 13th in the table, 2 points behind this weekend's opponents, who occupy 10th place. Palace come into the game off the back of a close-fought 1-0 win over Southampton last weekend, whereas the Hammers last Premier League game was a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United last Sunday.


West Ham have been handed a boost ahead of the game at the weekend, as record signing Lucas Paqueta is set to return to the squad following his shoulder injury.



Fellow summer signing Nayef Aguerd could also feature in this weekend's squad, as he has started in the last 2 Europa Conference League matches against Silkeborg and FCSB.


Palace boss Patrick Viera has confirmed that forward Odsonne Edouard and midfielder Cheick Doucoure will undergo fitness tests ahead of tomorrow's match.


In his pre match press conference, David Moyes said, “I think Crystal Palace have been a side who have signed very well. They’ve built in a way that they think is right for what they’ve got, and Patrick Viera has done a really good job, playing good football”.



When asked about the remaining 2 Premier League matches before the World Cup, Moyes said, “We want to finish in a strong position. Some of our performances have merited more and we need to turn that into goals”.


Tomorrow’s match is a 2pm kick off, and it is not being broadcast on TV in the UK.



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