Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez could make their first Premiership starts. Marlon Harewood is pushing for a place in the side after making a big impact from the bench against Palermo.
Newcastle will give late fitness tests to defenders Titus Bramble and Steven Taylor. Bramble suffered knee and ankle injuries in the 1-0 UEFA Cup victory over Levadia Tallinn, while Taylor missed the midweek game with a badly bruised foot.
Peter Ramage is on stand-by to partner Craig Moore, while Celestine Babayaro is battling a hamstring problem, Olivier Bernard is fighting for match fitness and Nolberto Solano is out with a hamstring strain.
WEST HAM (from): Carroll, Green, Walker, Mears, Ferdinand, Gabbidon, Collins, Konchesky, Spector, Dailly, Benayoun, Mullins, Mascherano, Reo-Coker, Bowyer, Sheringham, Cole, Harewood, Zamora, Tevez.
NEWCASTLE UTD (from): Given, Harper, Carr, Ramage, Babayaro, Bernard, Bramble, Moore, Taylor, Ramage, Huntington, Parker, Butt, Emre, Duff, N’Zogbia, Milner, Pattison, Ameobi, Martins, Sibierski, Luque, Rossi.