Crystal Palace vs West Ham United

Crystal Palace will look to pile on the misery against struggling West Ham United in a Premier League encounter at Selhurst Park in London on Saturday.

After a number of big name signings in the transfer window, Palace's fortunes have seemingly changed for the better as they find themselves in eighth position on the latest league standings.

In comparason, the Hammers have endured a season to forget thus far, collecting a mere four points from seven games played. Dimitri Payet's solo-goal in their stalemate against Middlesborough has arguably been Steven Bilic's sides biggest highlight of the season thus far.

Alan Pardew's side have bounced back from back-to-back league defeats to West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur to embark on an impressive five-game unbeaten run, which includes three consecutive league victories.

But Pardew refused to write the Hammers off, attributing their poor form to their newly-refurbished home ground, the London Stadium, in addition to citing Europa League commitments.

"The Europa League is always disruptive. I've been involved in that, it causes logistical issues and it's difficult to work out," he told reporters.

"You can lose your way a little and maybe that's affected West Ham. It's certainly not a question of the manager or players' ability.

"Moving to a new stadium can take away years of tradition – fathers taking their sons to Upton Park, et cetera. Some fans will find it difficult," he said.

Palace will be without the services of captain, Scott Dann in addition to Jonathan Benteke, Pape Souare and striker Loic Remy due to injury.

Injuries have plagued Bilic's side with new signing Gokhan Tore and defender Sam Byram the latest casualties on a list of injured players that also includes Andy Carroll, Arthur Masuaku, Diafra Sakho and Andre Ayew.

The Hammers have been boosted by the return of left-back Aaron Cresswell who is touted to make his first start this season after sustaining a knee injury during pre-season. The 26-year-old will be joined by Havard Nordtveit and striker Jonathan Calleri, who have also made the trip after being deemed fit.

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