West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini says both David Martin (thigh) and Lukasz Fabianski (hip) are touch and go for Thursday’s match against Crystal Palace.
The Chilean says it is unlikely that either goalkeeper will be fit enough to face both the Eagles and Leicester City two days later, so it’s possible that the Hammers will alternate between the two for the two fixtures.
Jack Wilshere is again absent as a troublesome groin problem continues to keep him out of action, while Winston Reid is also unavailable despite a return to training.
Felipe Anderson will be fit to start following illness, while Manuel Lanzini could make his comeback after training for the last ten days following a shoulder injury.
West Ham’s Predicted XI To Face Crystal Palace:
Martin, Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Snodgrass, Noble, Rice, Fornals, Antonio, Haller
Palace manager Roy Hodgson also has a number of fitness concerns heading into the game at Selhurst Park. Gary Cahill (knee), Andros Townsend (groin), Scott Dann (calf), Jeffrey Schlupp (groin) and Joel Ward (knee) are all out of contention.
However, Mamadou Sakho will return after serving a three-match suspension for his sending off against Bournemouth at the start of the month.
Crystal Palace’s Predicted XI:
Guaita, Kelly, Tomkins, Sakho, van Aanholt, Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur, Ayew, Benteke, Zaha
The bookmakers have Palace as the favourites with Unibet pricing them at 13/10 to get the win. A draw is currently 5/2 with 888 Sport while a West Ham victory is 9/4 at Bet 365.
Predicted Score – 0-0