Leicester City Match Preview
West Ham United may have gone out of the Carabao Cup in midweek but they will want to build on last Sunday’s win over Wolverhampton Wanderers when they travel to The King Power Stadium to face Leicester City in today’s early kick-off.
The Hammers are currently twelfth in the Premier League table and are hoping to claim a first away victory since the 4-0 win at Norwich City in July.
David Moyes has previously tasted both victory and defeat in this fixture during his two spells at the club. He will be hoping to clinch three points here but he may have a job doing so, given that the Foxes will be full of confidence after their amazing win at Manchester City a week ago.
Leicester’s cup exploits ended a week earlier, as they were knocked out at the third round stage by Arsenal, meaning the hosts will be the fresher of the two sides having had a full week to prepare for this match.
Issa Diop could replace Fabián Balbuena in defence to partner Angelo Ogbonna, as the Frenchman is back in contention after self isolating, following his positive test for coronavirus before the third round Carabao Cup win over Hull City, while the Irons could hand a debut to new signing Vladimír Coufal.
Arthur Masuaku may also find himself back amongst the substitutes after Mark Noble was included in the starting line-up four days ago and the Captain will be pushing for a first start since the opening day defeat to Newcastle United.
Live coverage will be screened by BT Sport from 11:30am with kick-off at midday. The referee is Andrew Madley.