Leicester vs West Ham
Venue: King Power Stadium
Kick off: 5:30PM
Leicester and West Ham will both look to end runs of two straight Premier League defeats when going head to head at the King Power Stadium this evening.
Leicester lost 3-1 to Arsenal on Monday Night Football, and currently sit 11th in the league, three places ahead of today’s opponents.
Manager Claude Puel is celebrating a year in the job at Leicester, but the Frenchman stressed there is much more work to be done as they look to climb back up the table.
He said: “I think in the Premier League one year is a long time for any manager in any club. It is amazing to be at Leicester City with this squad and everyone connected with the club.
“We have a lot of work but it is very interesting for me to try and develop all the parts of the club. We can continue this good work.
“I try to develop young players, to improve the squad together. We have the possibility to be near the top of the table. It is the ambition of the club and the owners. We want to compete at a high level.”
Meanwhile, West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is keen to brush off the recent 1-0 defeats to Tottenham and Brighton, but is aware they must improve in front of goal in their bid to return to winning ways.
Pellegrini said: “If you review our fixtures then in the first 10 games we played eight teams in the top half, now we have teams that are similar to us. (However) that doesn’t guarantee you are going to beat them.
“Our best games we played were against Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham, Chelsea, the big teams.
“We must know where we need to improve and play like we did against Tottenham for 90 minutes, but we need to start scoring.”
Leicester possible XI: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Evans, Maguire, Amartey, Albrighton, Ndidi, Maddison, Mendy, Pereira, Iheanacho.
West Ham possible XI: Fabianski, Creswell, Balbuena, Diop, Zabaleta, Anderson, Noble, Rice, Snodgrass, Arnautovic, Hernandez.