A London derby on Saturday between West Ham and Crystal Palace promises to be a feisty encounter, given how close these two teams are to each other in the table.

In recent years, it is West Ham who’ve had the upper hand on Palace, in terms of the head to head record. Palace are yet to win at the London Stadium since West Ham moved there in 2016, meaning the Hammers are somewhat of a bogey side for the Eagles.

In terms of league finishes, since Palace gained promotion in 2013, they have finished above West Ham a total of 3 times in their 6 consecutive top flight seasons, therefore there really isn’t much to separate the two sides, as far as recent history goes.

Due to the fact these teams are in similar positions in the 8th game-week, here is our most accurate attempt at a combined XI between the two London sides: