Leicester City vs West Ham United: Predicted Line-Ups
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Leicester City's Harvey Barnes takes on West Ham United's Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Leicester City at The London Stadium on August 23, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Rob Newell - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Leicester City and West Ham United will have a show-down at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon, as both sides look to collect all three points. 

Leicester have struggled to find any consistency this season, and are sitting 10th in the Premier League. The Foxes come into the game after being comfortably beaten 2-0 by Liverpool. West Ham have been enjoying life recently, sitting in fourth place as they look to continue their battle for a place in Europe. The Hammers come into the clash after a narrow 1-0 win over Watford

Brendan Rodgers’ men will hope that home advantage will play a part and they can pick up a positive result, meanwhile for West Ham, they look to keep their fight up for fourth place.

Leicester City

With injury struggles throughout the season, the Foxes are expected to head into the game with a similar squad that played in midweek. 

Kasper Schmeichel is certain to start in goal for the Foxes, after an excellent performance against Liverpool to keep it at 2-0. James Justin looks to start on the right-hand side again, while Luke Thomas could play on the opposite side. Daniel Amartey could pair up with Caglar Soyuncu in the center of defense, with the Turk potentially coming back into the team. 

A midfield pairing of Youri Tielemans and Wilfred Ndidi is likely. Tielemans started on the bench in their latest game, but is likely to start against the Hammers. In front of the pair is likely to be the creative midfielder in James Maddison, who will hope to produce the magic. 

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Harvey Barnes could be restored to the side and start on the left, while Ademola Lookman will look to cause problems on the right wing. In the center could be Patson Daka, who may be favoured over Kelechi Iheanacho

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Justin, Amartey, Soyuncu, Thomas; Tielemans, Ndidi, Maddison; Lookman, Barnes, Daka. 

West Ham United 

Moyes hasn’t suffered with many injury concerns recently, and looks to have near fully fit squad heading into Sunday. 

Lukasz Fabianksi is expected to start between the sticks for the Hammers, being favoured over Alphonse Areola. Vladimir Coufal is expected to start on the right side of defense, while Aaron Cresswell looks to be on the left. Craig Dawson is expected to play alongside Kurt Zouma, after Moyes stated that Zouma would be available for the clash. 

Tomas Soucek is expected to partner the talented Declan Rice in the middle of the park, with it likely to be a good battle in the midfield. The inform Jarrod Bowen is near certain to start on the right wing, with the former Hull City player seeming to be addicted to goal scoring recently. Pablo Fornals could start in the middle in the attacking trio, with Said Benrahma out on the left. 

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Michail Antonio is expected to start up front for the Hammers, he hasn’t had his shooting boots on recently but has a good record against the Foxes

West Ham United XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma; Antonio. 

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