Early Premier League desk toppers West Ham entertain Crystal Palace at London Stadium because the 2021/22 season begins its third week.
The Hammers sit at the highest of the tree after 4-2 and 4-1 victories over Newcastle and Leicester respectively, whereas Palace don’t but get a bike underneath the brand new coach Patrick Vieira.
The Eagles haven’t discovered the again of the web underneath the legendary French midfielder, one thing that West Ham haven’t had a downside with to this point. Michail Antonio already has three targets to his title, whereas there have additionally been electrical begins to the season from such Said Benrahma and Pablo Fornals.
Here is a 90 minute preview of a recreation.
London Stadium rocked for West Ham towards Leicester / Julian Finney / Getty Images
What time is the kick off? Saturday 28 August, 15:00 (BST)Where is it performed? London StadiumTV channel? Peacock Premium (USA)Judge? Stuart AttwellWHERE? Graham Scott
West Ham are with out fullback Arthur Masuaku once more, nevertheless it is in any other case a well-trained and wholesome squad that is out there for David Moyes.
Said Benrahma has been very good to this point this season, taking part in each from the left and as quantity ten, whereas there have additionally been spectacular performances from Antonio, Pablo Fornals and Declan Rice.
Alphonse Areola pushes for a begin in aim, however his likelihood will most likely are available in the Europa League.
Conor Gallagher has regarded sharp for Palace / Craig Mercer / MB Media / Getty Images
Palace haven’t performed so badly of their first two matches, however Vieira desires the targets to begin flowing to construct confidence.
Christian Benteke is doubtless to steer the road once more, with the assist of Wilfried Zaha, whereas the duty additionally lies with Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher – who has regarded good to this point – to come back ahead and assist the final third.
Ebere Eze continues to be recovering from a long-term Achilles damage, whereas Luka Milivojevic and Michael Olise are out of their very own issues. Joachim Andersen and Marc Guehi ought to proceed as a first-hand partnership in central protection.
West Ham: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Ris, Soucek, Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma; Antonio
Crystal Palace: Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Gallagher, McArthur, Kouyate; Schlupp, Benteke, Zaha
West Ham have been unbelievable of their first video games / Craig Mercer / MB Media / Getty Images
West Ham’s unbelievable begin to the season, mixed with Palace’s reluctance to search out the again of the web, makes something however a dwelling win forecast fairly tough.
The hammers will slide in some unspecified time in the future however the environment at London Stadium can solely provoke the gamers to proceed and play to their optimum stage. Michail Antonio is in red-hot kind, and the type and switch of West Ham’s build-up recreation is arduous to match after they’re on it.
Palace haven’t misplaced of their current journeys to West Ham, however they should not taking pictures in any respect cylinders. Another day of disappointment awaits.
Prediction: West Ham 3-1 Crystal Palace