Leicester City will travel to the capital this weekend, to face the challenge of fellow top four contenders, West Ham United. Both sides have had a great Premier League campaign so far, and look to end the season on a high.
The sides met earlier on in the season, with West Ham convincingly taking the three points after easing past the Foxes with a 0-3 victory. With Leicester’s recent form, they’ll be more confident of getting a result this time around.
West Ham United (L-W-L-D-W)
David Moyes’ West Ham have had a mixed run of form recently, but if they want to finish in the top four they’ll need to start getting some wins on the bounce. Nevertheless, they will still be confident going into the tie.
The Hammers lost out narrowly to the league leaders, Manchester City, as they suffered a 2-1 defeat. Michail Antonio’s tap-in from close range before the break to equalise, proved not enough to earn anything, as John Stones put the Citizens back in front. Following on from defeat, Moyes’ side returned to winning ways, surpassing the challenge of Leeds United as two goals in the span of seven minutes earned them a win.
After going three-nil up just over the half an hour mark, they lost concentration, as Arsenal fought back from the ruins to earn a draw. It was a frustrating game for the Irons, seeing them earn a draw after going three goals to the good. It wasn’t long before receiving a win, as West Ham were victorious over Wolverhampton Wanders. It could have been a familiar story in that tie, with West Ham going 0-3 up, but then conceding two. This time though, they managed to retain their concentration.
Leicester City (D-W-W-W-L)
Brendan Rodgers’ men have been in good form recently picking up 10 points out of a possible 15 in their past five games.
Leicester were put to a halt, drawing 1-1 against Burnley, with Matej Vydra and Kelechi Iheanacho getting on the score sheet. After a positive start from Burnley, they were able to find a way back into the game after a stunning volley from Iheanacho. The Foxes’ got that winning feeling back against Brighton & Hove Albion, narrowly beating the seagulls 1-2. A late header from an unlikely scorer, in Daniel Amartey, made sure of them snatching all three points.
Leicester thrashed manager-less Sheffield United at the King Power Stadium, with Iheanacho collecting his first Premier League hat-trick. It was their joint biggest Premier League home win, with the other coming last season against Newcastle United. Leicester secured their passage into the semi-finals of the Emirates FA Cup for the first time in 39 years, after a dominant performance versus Manchester United. Iheanacho continued his wonderful form, scoring a brace.
Rodgers’ men were unable to thread four wins together in a row, as Manchester City increased their advantage at the top of the league. Second-half goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus, saw the Citizens take all three points back to Manchester.