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Match Preview: Leicester travel to West Ham with confidence at a high

The Foxes have had the Hammers’ number over the past few meetings, taking 10 of a possible 12 points.

Leicester City v Sevilla FC - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Leicester have had a solid resurgence under new manager Craig Shakespeare in their past three fixtures, but they’re not out of the woods in any sense. The Foxes sit three points above the drop zone as they head to West Ham for their first visit to the London Stadium.

Two-straight wins in the Premier League and a date booked in the Champions League quarter-finals against Atletico Madrid after defeating European journeymen Sevilla has the Foxes looking like the Leicester of old from last season. Shakey has provided a steady hand for Leicester, bringing the team together and even giving Shinji Okazaki a run back in the team. But now is not the time to look to Cardiff as there’s still the job of staying up to do in the league.

Leicester are still top of the table when it comes to taking points from winning positions after having not lost a single one after scoring first. West Ham are a team the Foxes have done very well against recently in the league, unbeaten in their last four (3W, 1D).

West Ham have lost their previous two against Chelsea and Bournemouth and sit six points up on Leicester in 11th. They’ll be without Mark Noble this Saturday and Andy Carroll will look for his 50th Premier League goal in front of the Hammers’ fans.