Leicester Town midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is nearing a go back after 3 fits out with a knee harm and is also incorporated within the match-day squad.
Hamza Choudhury and Ben Chilwell must characteristic after being ignored in opposition to Burnley.
West Ham ahead Felipe Anderson has been dominated out for a month with a again harm, whilst Andriy Yarmolenko may not be to be had till mid-February.
Michail Antonio is about to pass over a 5th recreation with a thigh drawback.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
@Wilsonfooty: Not up to a month in the past, West Ham’s house defeat to a less-than-full-strength Leicester aspect drew the curtain on Manuel Pellegrini’s forgettable time as supervisor. He was once sacked inside two hours of the overall whistle, which means that the membership which hired handiest 5 managers in its first 87 years of lifestyles has now long past thru 10 managers within the final 20.
Leicester’s transient flirtation with the identify race has been extinguished through 4 defeats in six video games – it is now about cementing Champions League soccer for subsequent season.
That will be an amazing first step as supervisor for Brendan Rodgers – and also you get the sensation that this Leicester aspect will likely be a power for some future years.
VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT
Leicester Town supervisor Brendan Rodgers on making new signings: “There may be a couple of issues occurring in the back of the scenes however not anything impending. We will glance around the squad at the place we will toughen.
“I do not believe this will likely be a month of numerous task – it is a difficult window to do anything else in. If we will, we can.”
West Ham United supervisor David Moyes: “We wish so to play with 4 on the again and 3 on the again. It is a lot more commonplace to modify.
“Now we have labored on each techniques so we will do this, however it is all the way down to the gamers’ attitudes, and their attitudes had been so excellent. I have noticed it of their stats. That is the maximum notable factor for me.”
West Ham won’t make it simple for Leicester however I do not believe they have got sufficient of a presence up entrance, and the Hammers want some reinforcements for the relegation fight that lies in entrance of them.
Lawro’s complete predictions v Experience bassist Steve Queralt
- Leicester have misplaced simply one in all their previous 10 Premier League video games in opposition to West Ham (W5, D4), a 2-Zero house defeat in Might 2018.
- West Ham have gained handiest two times in 10 Premier League away conferences (D4, L4).
- Leicester’s 4 defeats in six Premier League video games is just one fewer than of their first 27 league fits below Brendan Rodgers.
- The defeat in opposition to Southampton was once a 2nd in a row at house, having misplaced handiest as soon as on the King Energy Stadium within the earlier 15 league fixtures.
- The Foxes have conceded 12 objectives of their final six Premier League fixtures, another than of their opening 17 fits.
- Brendan Rodgers may just lose 3 league video games in a row for the primary time since November 2014 with Liverpool.
- The Foxes have conceded only one purpose from a nook, the most efficient file of any Premier League crew, in conjunction with Liverpool.
- Leicester’s tally of 8 blank sheets is bettered handiest through Liverpool’s 9.
- Ricardo Pereira is the Premier League’s height tackler in 2019-20, profitable 96 of his demanding situations. Crew-mate Wilfred Ndidi is 2nd on 82.
- Leicester’s final 9 league objectives had been scored through 9 other gamers.
West Ham United
- West Ham have gained as soon as in 5 Premier League fits (D1, L3).
- They have got triumphed simply thrice in 9 league video games when going forward (D3, L3), shedding 15 issues throughout the ones fits.
- The Hammers have dropped 17 issues from profitable positions this season, a least 3 greater than another crew.
- This will likely be David Moyes’ 50th Premier League away recreation in opposition to a top-four crew. He is gained simply one of the most earlier 49 (D15, L33), a 2-1 victory with Everton at third-placed Manchester Town in 2010.
- West Ham have gained handiest 3 in their 14 Premier League away fixtures below Moyes (D3, L8).
- They have got used 4 beginning goalkeepers within the Premier League for the primary time since 1999-00.
- Darren Randolph has stored just one blank sheet in 15 Premier League away appearances.
- Sebastien Haller scored with 3 of his first seven pictures within the Premier League however has been a success with simply 3 of his next 40 makes an attempt.