Crystal Palace v West Ham United live stream, Saturday 1 January, 5.30pm GMT
Crystal Palace and West Ham will be looking to begin the New Year with a bang when they square off at Selhurst Park.
Palace bounced back from a Boxing Day defeat by Tottenham in style, as they put Norwich to the sword on Tuesday. A 3-0 victory was a fine result for a side missing several key players, although the scoreline perhaps said more about Norwich than it did the Eagles. Patrick Vieira could be back in the dugout for this weekend’s game having missed his side’s two previous fixtures after contracting Covid-19.
West Ham were also victorious last time out, coming from behind to thrash Watford 4-1. That was a much-needed triumph for the Hammers, who headed to Vicarage Road on a three-match winless run. David Moyes’ men are back up to sixth in the standings, four points behind Arsenal having played the same number of games. Despite their recent dip, West Ham are not out of the top four race just yet.
Crystal Palace are likely to be without Ebere Eze, Nathaniel Clyne, Conor Gallagher and Michael Olise, all of whom were not in the matchday squad against Norwich. Joachim Andersen could miss out after coming off in that game, while James McArthur is still at least a couple of weeks away from returning to the fold.
Palace will have Wilfried Zaha available again following a one-game ban. This is the last match he will be available for prior to the Africa Cup of Nations, with Zaha, Cheikhou Kouyate and Jordan Ayew set to travel to Cameroon in the coming days.
West Ham will lose Said Benrahma to the tournament, but the Algeria international is likely to start here. Declan Rice is back from suspension, but the Hammers remain without Angelo Ogbonna, Pablo Fornals, Kurt Zouma and Aaron Cresswell.
Kick-off is at 5.30pm GMT on Saturday 1 January, and UK viewers can watch live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. See below for international broadcast options.
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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).
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