West Ham United v Crystal Palace

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7 Dec 2018
Lucas Perez and Chicharito

West Ham United are aiming to complete back-to-back victories while Crystal Palace are seeking to rally from their midweek defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Team news

West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic is expected to miss four weeks with a muscle injury.

Defender Aaron Cresswell could return to the squad this weekend while midfielder Jack Wilshere may be available for the match against Fulham.

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke is the club's only absentee.

Did you know?

West Ham are unbeaten in their last six Premier League matches against Crystal Palace, since a 3-1 defeat in February 2015 at the Boleyn Ground.

The side scoring first in PL fixtures between West Ham and Crystal Palace has never lost (W10 D4).

West Ham are looking to win a third consecutive PL fixture for the first time since December 2016.

Roy Hodgson has overseen only one win in 16 away London derbies in all competitions as a manager, although that victory came on the opening day of this season at Fulham.

Referee: Anthony Taylor
Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn
Fourth official:
 Chris Kavanagh

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