High drama is expected for the clash of London’s surprise form teams, but one man will feel the emotion more than most.
Victor Moses will head back to fourth-placed Crystal Palace with sixth-placed West Ham on Saturday, October 17, and the winger has a close personal connection with the Eagles.
Moses - pictured during his Palace days – went to school a few streets away from Selhurst Park and was given his breakthrough into the professional game by the club.
The Nigeria international made his debut for the club back in 2007 and spent three-years there before making a move to Wigan in 2010.
The 24-year-old, who joined West Ham on a season-long loan from Chelsea during the summer, told the club’s official website he would never forget his time in south London, but stresses he is now part of a new challenge at West Ham United.
Moses said: “I remember playing at Palace for Liverpool and the fans gave me a great reception.
“I grew up there and spent most of my years at Palace. I really enjoyed my time there and it is good to see them in the Premier League.
“They have done really well this season and they will be a hard team to beat away from home.
“I am a West Ham player now and I just want to enjoy my football and help us get the three points.
“The West Ham fans always stick with the players and it is amazing how they support you all the time. I am very pleased to be here and enjoying my football.
“Alan Pardew has been at West Ham before and he is now doing very well at Palace. He organises the team very well, but we are working hard in training to make sure we go there and get the three points.
“I believe in the team and we have a good manager. I think we are going to surprise a lot of teams this season and will be up there.”