Both Manuel Pellegrini and Roy Hodgson will be happy with the way their teams have started the new season. West Ham sit in fifth place, just one point above Palace, so an away win would mean the Eagles leapfrog the Hammers.

West Ham remain unbeaten since their drubbing away at Manchester City on the opening day of the season, therefore they are arguably the favourites heading into this match. Although they didn’t do enough at The Vitality to beat Bournemouth, their performance showed merit, and the less resolute West Ham side of years gone by would have arguably lost that game.

That being said, the Eagles have flown under the radar this season with a total of 11 points so far, one less than their best ever start to a new season since gaining promotion in 2013. A solid home victory against newly promoted Norwich last weekend means confidence will be running high in the Palace camp, but West Ham promise to be significantly tougher opponents.

In terms of team news, there are some notable absentees for both sides. West Ham’s superb goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański sustained a lengthy injury against Bournemouth, and will miss the game.

For Palace, Luka Milivojevic is suspended after accumulating too many yellow cards. Likewise, Mamadou Sakho is ineligible, due to a short-term injury.

Palace are still yet to win at the London Stadium since West Ham moved there in 2016, but everything could change come 5:30 PM on Saturday. Here is our predicted XI for Palace ahead of the match: