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March 24 2019 9.07am

West Ham United v Palace

London Stadium, Tuesday 7.45pm

Mamadou Sakho

Mamadou Sakho

Team news

Crystal Palace centre half Mamadou Sakho makes a return to the squad after recovering from a calf injury. Fellow defender Joel Ward is fit again after overcoming his groin problem, while midfielder Yohan Cabaye (ankle) is also available.

Jeffrey Schlupp (foot), Connor Wickham (knee) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (ankle) remain sidelined. Scott Dann and Jason Puncheon (both knee) are out for the rest of the campaign.

West Ham's new on-loan midfielder Joao Mario is set to make his bow, while Michail Antonio (calf) and Mark Noble (foot) are both named in the squad are beating off their injuries.

Pedro Obiang, Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini, Marko Arnautovic, Andre Ayew, Cheikhou Kouyate, Jose Fonte, Winston Reid and Edimilson Fernandes are all missing. Arthur Masuaku begins a six-match ban for spitting.

West Ham (from): Adrian, Hart, Collins, Ogbonna, Rice, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Byram, Noble, Burke, Cullen, Mario, Oxford, Haksabanovic, Makasi, Antonio, Hernandez, Martinez.

Palace (from): Hennessey, Speroni, Ward, Fosu-Mensah, Tomkins, Sakho, Kelly, Delaney, Riedewald, Van Aanholt, Souare, McArthur, Cabaye, Milivojevic, Mutch, Lee, Townsend, Zaha, Sako, Benteke.


Roy Hodgson

"We found ourselves in a poor situation a week or two ago but Mamadou Sakho and Joel Ward have both recovered which is a big boost for us.

"Yohan Cabaye, who I thought was going to be out for a long period after his ankle injury at Arsenal, has also recovered so our injury list is confined to those that everyone knows about where we have players who will not be back for any time in the near future.

"All credit to David (Moyes) and his staff for getting the team playing how they have at the moment. We are ready to play a team who are playing well, even with the injuries.

"This is a very important period where we have to work to maintain our Premier League status. This year in particular there are such a small number of points between the teams, it is a dog fight."

David Moyes

"We have moved out from the bottom three, got ourselves up the table and the job is to stay up there in the table, top half if possible but I know Crystal Palace are a tough team, them and us outside the top six are the form teams so tough game, Roy has done a brilliant job with Palace.

"When he took over with the games they had an the position they were in, it looked really difficult for Palace but he has got them going in the right direction. Tough games for us but a tough game for team.

"When I came here, I think every game was a must-win win and then we had the big games like Arsenal, Chelsea and then went to Spurs and every game we had felt like a must win game. I suppose we go into this game in the exact same way, most game in the Premier League are.

"If you're at the top you need to win to stay there, if you're at the bottom you need to win to stay out of it."

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
28/10/2017 League Crystal Palace 2 - 2 West Ham United draw
14/01/2017 League West Ham United 3 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
15/10/2016 League Crystal Palace 0 - 1 West Ham United loss
02/04/2016 League West Ham United 2 - 2 Crystal Palace draw
17/10/2015 League Crystal Palace 1 - 3 West Ham United loss

All time results

Last meeting

Palace 2-2 West Ham United

Saturday October 28 2017

Palace: Speroni, Dann, van Aanholt (Fosu-Mensah, 11), Ward (Sako, 60), Tomkins, Cabaye, Loftus-Cheek, Schlupp, Milivojevic, Zaha, Townsend

Subs not used: Delaney, Riedewald, Hennessey, Kelly, Puncheon

Goals: Milivojevic (pen 50), Zaha (90)

Bookings: Dann

West Ham United: Hart, Fonte (Rice, 76), Ogbonna, Kouyate, Cresswell (Masuaku, 45), Lanzini, Fernandes, Noble, Zabaleta (Antonio, 62), Hernandez, Ayew

Subs not used: Arnautovic, Obiang, Carroll, Adrian

Goals: Hernandez (31), Ayew (43)

Bookings: Zabaleta, Masuaku

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