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Meanwhile, the Eagles travel to Merseyside aiming to keep the momentum going from their hugely impressive 3-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

Former Arsenal midfielder Vieira had seen his side take just one point from their opening three Premier League games, but Wilfried Zaha’s 76th-minute penalty and a debut double for new signing Edouard in the final 10 minutes earned a deserved three points.

The Hammers are currently top of the table with six points from their first two matches, while Palace are down in 14th, having collected one point from their opening two fixtures of the campaign.

While Thomas Frank’s side produced one of the most memorable nights in the club’s history last Friday, Patrick Vieira’s Palace slumped to a 3-0 loss at European champions Chelsea.

The 35-year-old has been a free agent since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last season and will step into the Championship for the 2021/22 campaign.

Three days after lifting the European Super Cup and less than 48 hours since announcing the £97.5 million return of striker Lukaku, the dominant hosts cruised to victory courtesy of goals from Marcos Alonso, Christian Pulisic and top-flight debutant Trevoh Chalobah.

The Blues finished fourth in last season’s Premier League table, while Palace – now under the management of former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira – claimed 14th for the second successive campaign.

The Belgian striker is set to complete a move back to Stamford Bridge, seven years after leaving the club, from Inter Milan where he won the Serie A title as the Nerazzurri top goalscorer earlier this year.

The Blues have been training under the watchful eye of Thomas Tuchel for the past few days at our Surrey base, with the likes of Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi having reported back last week following their summer break.