You wait 16 days and then it turns into this. Gross. After a really promising start, the wheels completely fell off and the Claude Puel ended up looking on hopelessly as his Foxes were torn apart and Jamie Vardy walked away. If things don’t turn around soon, it could end up as the perfect microcosm for his tenure here.
It’s been an equally tumultuous season for West Ham United, who’ve been up and down in their recent fixtures; big wins over lower league opposition like Macclesfield and Manchester United, but no success over Premier League quality teams like Spurs or Brighton. In all honesty, it’s a game we should win.
For more build up, check out our match preview and see below for all the information on how to watch, along with team news and lineups when they come.
Location: King Power Stadium, Leicester, England
Kick-off time: 17:30 PM GMT, 12:30 AM Eastern, 09:30 AM Pacific
Available TV: BT Sport (UK), Sportsnet (Canada)
Available Streaming: BT Sport Live (UK), NBC Sports Live (US), Sportsnet Now (Canada)
Available Radio: LCFC Radio, BBC Radio 5 Live, SiriusXM FC (US)
For full international listings see LiveSoccerTV.com
Leicester City Team News:
The good news: Demarai Gray could be back in the squad today. The indifferent news: Wes Morgan and Matty James remain out through suspension and injury. The Oh God No news: something is going on with Jamie Vardy.
The striker walked off the pitch with a “stomach bug” against Arsenal and never came back. In a weird week for Claude Puel, rumours came out yesterday that he’s dropping a fit and unhappy Vardy for this game, as he fights for his job. It is just a rumour, but it’s a John Percy rumour. I can't remember him being wrong
West Ham Team News:
Andriy Yarmolenko picked up a nasty achilles injury last time out, and will miss months. He joins a long-term injury list already including Andy Carroll, Winston Reid, Carlos Sanchez and Manuel Lanzini. Jack Wilshere and Pedro Obiang are closer to returning, but wont play today.
Leicester City: confirmations that Vardy drops to the bench. Plenty of other changes too, including an honest to goodness Söyüncü sighting!
West Ham: not to be out done, the Hammers have their own league debut to hand out