Leicester vs West Ham (By: Mrgol)
Crucial match for Hammers, three points over relegation zone against Leicester in middle-table and that plays for nothing.
In England this kind of situation never assure a positive result for a team in needs of points and Hammers are third from bottom as away performances with the worst away defense ( 2-6-10 22/42), have some regular missing - Antonio ( midf.16+5 3g), Collins ( def.12 1g), Reid ( def.17), Obiang ( midf .18+2 2g), all longterm out, anyway - and loose last two rounds ( but against City and Arsenal).
But Leicester seems really demotivated, with only one point gained in four matches and in last round they loose 5-0 against Palace; more, they could have nine first team players out for this match.
Regular keeper Schmeichel remain out as in last two rounds, Okazaki ( att.17+10 6g), Ndidi ( midf.33), Simpson ( def.25+1), Huth ( def.0), James ( midf.11+2), Chillwell ( def.20+4), Amartey (midf.6+2) are all injuried with Chillwell and Ndidi new missings as Albrighton ( midf.30+4 2g) suspended.
Iborra ( midf.15+2 3g) should return available after three rounds.
Trainer was not clear on club's site if some of the players out could be recovered for this match, but considering that they have nothing to play for seems difficult that also in uncertain condition some of the eight almost certain missings could be risked.
All in all, it seems there are more factors in favour of West Ham then against them in spite of their poor season.
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