After suffering an early exit from the Carabao Cup in midweek, West Ham United are hoping to bounce back and pick up three points as Leicester City are the latest visitors to Stratford this afternoon.
Both the Hammers and the Foxes are currently locked on fourteen points with Brendan Rodgers’ side above the East Londoners on goal difference so, the home team will be hoping that they can achieve a positive result and lift themselves up the table before the break for the Qatar World Cup.
You have to go back to the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in August 2021 for the last time a top-flight fixture was played here on a Saturday.
The visitors come into this game off the back of their first ever away success at Everton a week ago and that was followed up by a victory over Sky Bet League Two outfit Newport County, as they progressed to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
However, due to their tie being played on Tuesday, it does mean that the visitors will have had one extra days’ preparation.
David Moyes is likely to revert to the team that were defeated by the Eagles last weekend, although Flynn Downes, Manuel Lanzini and Pablo Fornals may come into the Scotsman’s thinking, if he decides to make further changes. Emmerson Palmieri may not be involved, due to the broken nose he sustained on Wednesday. Although Lucas Paquetá wasn’t in Moyes’ plans to play against Blackburn, he will still have to be assessed after a slight problem, picked up after last weekend’s game.
As stated above, the match is a 3pm kick-off and the referee is Jarred Gillett.