[Image] Predicted 4-4-2 Crystal Palace XI to face West Ham – can the Eagles down the Hammers?

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up to face West Ham in the Premier League

Crystal Palace will cross swords with West Ham on Saturday in what could be a hotly contested London derby at the London Stadium.

The Eagles will be desperate to bounce back from the 3-1 battering at the hands of bitter rivals Brighton at the Amex Stadium earlier this week.

But it won’t be that easy for Crystal Palace as they will face a West Ham side high on confidence following their fantastic 3-1 victory over Cardiff City.

Team News

Christian Benteke and Connor Wickham remain sidelined, though the latter is back in training.

Scott Dann is continuing his recovery from a cruciate ligament damage but remains short of match fitness.

Probable Crystal Palace XI

Formation: 4-4-2

Manager: Roy Hodgson

Wayne Hennessey (GK)

Conceded three goals at Brighton and will be aiming to do better in the weekend fixture.

Wayne Hennessey

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB)

Wan-Bissaka has nailed down a regular place in the team with consistent displays. He is a certain starter against West Ham.

James Tomkins (CB)

Tomkins had a forgettable outing at Brighton. He would be looking to redeem himself against the Hammers.

Mamadou Sakho (CB)

Sakho will have to be at the top of his game to stop the West Ham attackers on Saturday.

Patrick van Aanholt (LB)

Van Aanholt has been a regular fixture in the Palace team under Roy Hodgson. He is certain to keep his place in the team.

Luka Milivojevic (CM)

Milivojevic had a really poor game in the 3-1 defeat at Brighton. He needs to come up with a big performance to help Crystal Palace bounce back.

Cheikhou Kouyate (CM)

Kouyate adds a lot of physicality and energy to Palace’s engine room. However, he needs to start putting in consistent displays.

Max Meyer (RM)

Meyer brings creativity and guile to the Palace squad. Blessed with a good technique, he is a definite starter for the West Ham game.

Jeffrey Schlupp (LM)

Schlupp would give dynamism and a different flavour to the Crystal Palace attack. He could get the nod ahead of McArthur.

Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha (LS)

Palace’s most potent attacker, Zaha could give the West Ham defenders nightmares with his explosive pace and directness. He is a certain starter for this game.

Read more: Go for it Hodgson – This 22-year-old Ligue 1 speed demon would be perfect for Crystal Palace’s 4-4-2 setup

Andros Townsend (RS)

Townsend has blown hot and cold so far this campaign but his understanding with Zaha makes him so important for the Eagles.

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