The last time that Crystal Palace had more points after eight games in a top-flight season (15 this season) was in 1990-91 (16 points) – they finished third that season.
Dimitri Payet has had a hand in 14 goals (five goals, nine assists) in his last 16 league appearances (Premier League & Ligue 1 combined).
Alan Pardew has won 58% of his PL games as Crystal Palace manager; he won just 36% as Hammers boss between 2003 and 2006.
Both meetings between these sides last term ended in 3-1 away wins.
Marouane Chamakh has scored both of Crystal Palace’s goals in this exact fixture in the last two campaigns, against the side he spent time at on loan in 2013.
15 of the 18 goals in games featuring Crystal Palace this season have come after half-time (both scored and conceded).
No player has made more interceptions this season than Yohan Cabaye (30, level with Jordan Amavi).
West Ham, unbeaten in four on the road, have not gone five Premier League away games without defeat since January 2009 (7).
The Eagles have alternated between victory and defeat in their last six home league games; they beat West Brom 2-0 last time at Selhurst Park.
West Ham have the best shot conversion rate in the top-flight this season (23%).
Head-to-Head Record - Results
Crystal Palace wins
West Ham United wins
Crystal Palace goals
West Ham United goals
At home: 4
Average Goals scored per Game