Best West Ham XI To Face Leicester City
After a commanding victory over Swansea City in the previous round of the competition, Slaven Bilic’s West Ham United will look to keep up the good work on their trip to the King Power Stadium in the final game of the year in the domestic competition. The Champions of England have taken just a point from their last 3 games and are looking down the barrel but they have at times shown some decent form which can trouble West Ham in this game. Playing away from home, Bilic will hope that his side can put in a good performance and a victory in this game can take them closer to a place in the top half of the table. Both teams are expected to field strong sides and here is the predicted lineup that West Ham might play for this game:
Slaven Bilic will still be without the services of James Collins, Gokhan Tore, Reece Oxford and Diafra Sakho for this game while Simone Zaza, who missed the last few games might be back into the match day squad. Sam Byram might also miss this game while Manuel Lanzini, will undergo a late fitness test to prove himself fit ahead of this game.
Had a superb game against Swansea in the previous round and Bilic will expect a similar performance from his shot-stopper against Leicester in this game.
The right-back for West Ham in the last game, Nordveit, is slowly cementing a place in the starting XI and he should start this game against Leicester City on Saturday.
One of the most experienced defenders for West Ham, Reid, has been in decent form in the last few games and will start in the heart of the defense for West Ham.
The Italian has been one of the most consistent players at the back for West Ham this season and he should keep his place in the squad for this trip to the King Power.
Having put in yet another superb performance in the last game, Cresswell, is slowly becoming an important player for West Ham and he should start this game against the Foxes this weekend.
The first choice midfielder for Bilic this season, Kouyate, has displayed a nice balance between his defensive and attacking duties and he should keep his place in the midfield for his side.
The English midfielder is the heart-beat of the West Ham midfield but he has been underwhelming this year and will hope to have a better game this weekend against Leicester City.
An impact player for West Ham so far this season, Antonio, has been in sublime form of late and he should start this game at the King Power.
The creative force for West Ham for more than a year now, Payet, is responsible for most of the attacking moves put forward by West Ham and he should have a good game if the Hammers are to take anything from this clash.
The former Swansea man was on target in the previous round and he will be high on confidence going into this game against the Champions of England.
The most impressive player for West Ham in their victory over Swansea, Carroll, is slowly starting to settle into the team this season and he should start this game against Leicester City at the weekend.