With just 4 points from the first 7 games, Slaven Bilic’s West Ham have made a disastrous start to the debut season in their new Olympic Stadium. They managed to take just one point from the newly promoted Middlesbrough at home and the manager will be hoping that his team can turn a page after the international break. They travel to the Selhurst Park this weekend in search of a result and here is our predicted line up for the Hammers:
Bilic will miss the services of Arthur Masuaku, Andre Ayew and Havard Nordtveit for this game with the trio nursing injuries picked up earlier this season. However, Sam Byram and Aaron Cresswell are both back in contention for a starting berth in this game if they can prove their fitness at the weekend.
Line up: 4-3-3
The first choice shot-stopper for the Hammers, Adrian, has been decent this season. He should keep his place for the game against Palace this weekend.
Having picked up an injury recently, Cresswell is definitely short of match fitness. However, the 26-year old will have to start the game, thanks to West Ham’s impressive injury list.
A decent performance against Middlesbrough will give Collins some confidence and he will have to be at his best at the weekend for his side to take anything from their trip to London.
One of the stand-out performers for the Hammers recently. Reid will hope that his team can put in a decent performance against Palace this weekend.
A less than impressive performance from Ogbonna in the recent game against Middlesbrough will give Alvaro Arbeloa a chance to start this game against Palace. He will start on the left side of the defence.
The heartbeat of the West Ham side, Mark Noble, will have a huge role to play in the midfield for his side.
Obiang is another player for the Hammers who has to improve this season. However, he should keep his place in the midfield mainly due to lack of options for the manager.
A midfield engine that keeps the game running for West Ham. Kouyate is an important player for the side and will have to be at his best this weekend.
The French star has started the season in decent form but he will need his team mates to improve and help him and his side into the top half of the points table.
Antonio has arguably been the best player for West Ham so far this season. He has had a great time in front of goal early this campaign and will keep his place in the side as a false-9 for this game.
The Argentine is one of the most exciting players in the West Ham squad and he will need regular game time to have an effect on the game. He should start the game against Palace this weekend.