Struggling West Ham will look to get back to winning ways when they welcome a resurgent Leicester City side to London this Saturday.
Venue: London Stadium (London)
West Ham have lost three of their four league games.
They have conceded two goals in each of their last two games.
They have lost their last two home games after winning the six games they played prior.
West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen is unbeaten in his four West Ham appearances against Leicester, bagging three goals and two assists in the process (W3, D1).
Leicester City have lost just one of their last six games in all competitions (W4, D1).
The Foxes have kept five clean sheets in their last six games.
They have won their last two away games after losing four games prior.
Head to head
In 30 Premier League meetings between both sides, West Ham have 14 wins while Leicester City have nine wins.
The Hammers are unbeaten in the last four H2Hs (W3, D1) while the last seven H2H meetings between these two teams have all contained at least three goals.
Latest performances in all competitions
West Ham: L-L-W-L-W
Leicester City: W-W-L-W-W
After an impressive run that saw them win six straight games at home, the wheels seem to have come off for West Ham.
After a poor start to the season, the Hammers went on a good run of form, especially at home. But things went south last weekend as they were beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace. Their misery continued in midweek when they suffered another home win, this time to Blackburn in a 3-2 extra-time loss in the Carabao Cup.
That result means that David Moyes’ side have won just one of their last four games, losing three times. While this has led to speculation that Moyes could be on his way out of the club, the Scotsman has been given a vote of confidence by West Ham co-owner David Sullivan, who insisted “we one hundred per cent support the manager.”
However, with West ham now sitting in 15th place on the table and only two points clear of the relegation zone, things might get messier soon unless results improve. But the visit of Leicester City now offers hope of a quick turnaround, though, as the Hammers are unbeaten in the last four H2Hs (W3, D1).
With this being the last game before teams go on break for the World Cup break, they will be desperate for a win here as that will take them close to the top half of the table.
Possible West Ham starting line-up
Lukasz Fabianski; Thilo Kehrer, Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell; Tomáš Souček, Declan Rice; Jarrod Bowen, Lucas Paquetá, Saïd Benrahma; Gianluca Scamacca.
Doubtful: Maxwel Cornet
Leicester City will look to make it three consecutive wins in all competitions when they travel to London on Saturday.
The Foxes come into this tie on the back of two wins against Everton (2-0) and Newport (3-0) in the Carabao Cup. They have lost just one of their last six games in all competitions, winning four times while keeping five clean sheets.
That loss came in a narrow 1-0 loss to Manchester City who are the only side to have bridged Leicester’s defense in their last five league games. And so, the Foxes come into this round of games as one of the most in-form team in the country currently.
To their credit, Leicester have kept faith in Brendan Rodgers even when they were calls from some fans for the former Liverpool boss to be sacked when the Foxes sunk to the bottom of the PL. His side now sit in 14th place and could push closer to mid-table with a win here.
Having sorted out a leaky defence that conceded 24 goals in their opening ten league games, they will fancy their chances of recording a third away league success in a row for the first time in two years when they face West Ham.
Possible Leicester City starting line-up
Danny Ward; Timothy Castagne, Daniel Amartey, Wout Faes, Luke Thomas; Boubakary Soumaré; James Maddison, Youri Tielemans, Kieran Dewsbury-Hall, Harvey Barnes; Jamie Vardy.
Injured: James Justin, Caglar Soyuncu, Ricardo Pereira
West Ham 1-2 Leicester City