West Ham will be looking for their third straight Premier League win as they come up against Crystal Palace on Sunday.
It’s a huge game at the London Stadium as West Ham look to gain momentum heading into the festive period of games.
David Moyes’ side risen ninth in the league table, just six points shy of the top four heading gameweek 14. Back-to-back wins against Nottingham Forest and Burnley pushed the Hammers into European contention without being convincing.
A late 3-2 win over Forest in the capital was followed by more last-gasp drama as the Hammers roared back to steal a 2-1 victory over Burnley on Saturday.
Tomás Soucek’s 91st-minute finish proved the difference at Turf Moor after an 86th-minute Dara O’Shea own goal had cancelled out Jay Rodriguez’s penalty, with Mohammed Kudus assisting both West Ham goals.
Soucek has developed a knack for scoring late goals for the Hammers, as his late winner against Forest made him just the fifth player to score in the 86th minute or later in consecutive Premier League games.
Moyes’ side will be confident going into the game against Palace having won in midweek in the Europa League against Backa Topola.
Who’s available for West Ham?
Moyes will potentially be without two key players with Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen both still unavailable. Antonio is missing due to a knee injury, but Moyes could have a fit-again Jarrod Bowen in the lineup.
The former Hull City forward missed the Burnley trip due to a knee issue sustained on international duty with England but could return to inflict further misery on Palace having scored eight times in 12 Premier League appearances this term.
West Ham will be hoping for more luck as they struggled in both games against the Eagles last season, listing both sides. This is despite not suffering defeat in their previous 14 games against the South London side prior to the 2022/23 Premier League campaign,