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West Ham v QPR: Live team sheet

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West Ham host Queens Park Rangers in the final Premier League clash of the weekend this afternoon, with kick-off at Upton Park set to be delayed by five minutes due to earlier disruptions that caused Chelsea's match against title rivals Arsenal to commence later than planned.

Sam Allardyce's hosts come into the game on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United and will be hoping to reproduce the sort of performance that saw Liverpool succumb to a 2-1 defeat in East London a fortnight ago.

Ferdinand back at West Ham

In Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia, the Hammers have an exciting new strikeforce who have drawn many plaudits for their exciting start to life in English football.

Rio Ferdinand - signed by QPR this summer following his release from Manchester United - deservedly keeps his place in the heart of the Hoops' defence and will line up against his former club, while Charlie Austin will be eager to prove that his sublime goal against Southampton last week was no fluke.

Here are the confirmed lineups for the match:

West Ham: Adrian, Jenkinson, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell, Song, Amalfitano, Downing, Zarate, Sakho, Valencia

Subs:  Jaaskelainen, Burke, Poyet, Nolan, Jarvis, Lee, Cole 

QPR: Green, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Caulker, Traore, Sandro, Henry, Fer, Hoilett, Kranjcar, Austin

Subs: McCarthy, Isla, Mutch, Dunne, Vargas, Zamora, Taarabt

Changes

West Ham show two changes from the side beaten at Old Trafford, with Zarate and Arsenal loanee Jenkinson in for Diego Poyet and Guy Demel.

QPR, meanwhile, make three alterations as Onuoha, Henry and Hoilett replacing Isla, Phillips and Vargas in Harry Redknapp's starting XI.

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