West Ham United v Leicester City

  • West Ham United v Leicester City

West Ham United v Leicester City

"Leicester's title defence has been mystifying at times, certainly under Claudio Ranieri, but their debut in the Champions League has continued the fairy tale". The out-of-form strikers such as Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have regained springs in their step as they find traces of form in domestic circuit. I would take anyone, there is not a bad team in there.

Bilic tends to stand with his back bent, and that comes because it minimises the pain of his sore hip to help him get through the game.

Leicester are unbeaten in five league and cup matches against West Ham, winning four of them.

"His two penalty saves were brilliant and he's kept us in the games". Strikers live and die by their goals but the overall performance of forwards is vitally important.

UEFA rules stipulate that each association can have a maximum of five clubs in the Champions League for the 2017/18 season, meaning if Leicester City win this season's competition and Manchester United win the Europa League, the fourth-place side will have to drop out, provided neither Leicester or Manchester United are not that fourth-place side.

"There are some good ones and he is proven in terms of being in the (England) squad before so he's up there with the best of them".

To be fair, Slaven Bilic has been in full agreement and wants to see a positive response from a group of players somewhat stuck in mid-table limbo at the moment but has gone four games without victory and would rather not see the season fizzle out in lame fashion. If other teams come here they will obviously have to be wary of that.

LEICESTER bagged another three points to pull themselves further away from the relegation spots as new boss Craig Shakespeare ended a great week.

Back-to-back victories have been secured in the Premier League, over Liverpool and Hull City, while they are now the last British team standing in the Champions League following a memorable last 16 victory over Sevilla.

He continued: "I've watched Leicester a few times over their last few games".

Since his debut in September 2012, Andy Carroll has appeared in just 94 of West Ham's 178 Premier League matches (53%) and played just 40% of possible minutes (6472).

However he is staying optimistic, and why wouldn't he after the 18 months Leicester have just had.

The former Manchester United winger believes that there is only a handful of the world's very best players now plying their trade in the Premier League.

Leicester turned up at the London Stadium without an away win in the Premier League all season.