Leicester City vs West Ham United
K/O: 15:00 pm
Venue: King Power Stadium
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
West Ham will continue their search to achieve Premier League survival as they travel north to play against Leicester City. The Hammers form has been abysmal in the last two weeks, as they have suffered successive 4-1 defeats leaving them 3 points off the drop. Leicester City, however, are set for a top ten finish, although its not all rosy as they suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat against Crystal Palace last time out.
David Moyes could stick with Adrian in goal, as he impressed against Manchester City despite the heavy defeat. Moyes will still be without James Collins and Pedro Obiang as they are struggling for match fitness and will not make the match day squad. However, Andy Carroll will be in the squad despite a mid-week bust up with Moyes as frustration brews in the West Ham camp.
Claude Puel is set for a selection headache as he is missing as many as nine players from the squad. Marc Albrighton is out due to suspension from last weeks game against Palace where he was sent off. Kasper Schmeichel, Shinji Okazaki and Robert Huth are all absent due to ankle injuries. Whereas Wilfred Ndidi, Danny Simpson and Matty James are also out of this weekends game. They will also be joined by Ben Chilwell and Daniel Amartey in the physio’s room, though Vincent Iborra has returned to training as he has recovered from injury,
Predicted Starting XI’s
Leicester City: Hamer, Dragovic, Maguire, Morgan, Fuchs, Iborra, Silva, Gray, Mahez, Iheanacho and Vardy.
West Ham United: Adrian, Masuaku, Ogbonna, Rice, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Kouyate, Noble, Lanzini, Mario, and Arnautovic.
Prediction: Leicester City 3 West Ham 2
West Ham need to take advantage of Leicester’s missing players and get off to a quick start in the game if they are to get anything from it. Leicester still have their key players such as Vardy and Mahrez who can be dangerous against any side, especially one with a fragile defence such as West Ham’s. I expect lots of goals in this game, probably being conceded by the Hammers.
Written by Henry Tomlinson.