The 33-year-old forward has yet to feature since joining the Hammers but, with Andy Carroll (knee) and Carlton Cole (hamstring) reducing Sam Allardyce’s options in attack, the former Paris St Germain player will be involved.
Morgan Amalfitano is banned but, other than that, West Ham have a fully-fit squad to choose from.
Crystal Palace will be without three strikers for the trip to West Ham.
Fraizer Campbell, Yaya Sanogo and Marouane Chamakh will all miss the clash with hamstring injuries while Jonny Williams (groin) and Jerome Thomas (knock) are also out.
Eagles captain Mile Jedinak could make his first start under Alan Pardew, having returned from a sore ankle, while James McArthur has recovered from a thigh problem.