Confirmed West Ham line-up v Crystal Palace: Defender returns as midfielder is axed
By Emma Sanders
Aaron Cresswell comes into the West Ham starting line-up for their clash against Crystal Palace as James Collins misses out.
West Ham make three changes to the side which faced Middlesbrough on the first day of October as they prepare for Saturday’s late showdown.
Alvaro Arbeloa also misses out despite making his second appearance against Middlesbrough this season, whilst Cresswell gets his first appearance of the campaign.
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The Hammers drew against Boro two weeks ago as Dimitri Payet scored his first league goal of the season to equalise in the second half.
The point picked up at the Olympic stadium ended a run of four successive league defeats for West Ham.
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Payet scored home and away against their opponents last season too and he could be the danger man for the Hammers once again.
Slaven Bilic’s side have conceded 17 goals in their last seven fixtures but will be hoping to make a fresh start after the international break.
It’s the club’s worst start to a top flight campaign since 1998-89 when West Ham were eventually relegated from the First Division.
In other West Ham team news, Stan Collymore reveals what he believes will be the outcome between the two sides.