Leicester City edge five-goal thriller at West Ham United

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"In all those three games, against Liverpool, against Hull and against Sevilla, they looked lively - and of course those kind of results, three wins on the spin including qualifying for the quarter-final of the Champions League, has given them a massive boost". They are battling for points and with us sitting in mid-table, perhaps the hunger was not there in the same way it was for them.

The Foxes are likely to be without midfielder Nampalys Mendy once again on Saturday, as he continues to struggle with a knee injury.

New boss Craig Shakespeare has a ideal record so far, with two 3-1 victories before the historic European Cup night at the King Power - and has mostly a fully-fit squad to choose from.

Leicester made it 3-1 on 39 minutes as West Ham failed to clear their lines following a corner kick and Jamie Vardy found himself in the right spot to stab it home.

The Hammers have ten games left of the season to go for Bilic to ultimately fight through his pain, with in-form Leicester City their next opponents.

"Spain has had three or four in the last few years, Germany has got two, that's five, then you have France, England and Italy with one".

However, the Foxes have kept just one clean sheet in their last 21 away matches in this fixture.

Fortunately they faced a West Ham side playing as though they just want their "historic" first season at their new stadium to end as quickly as possible. They were eight points better off and had only been beaten twice at Upton Park at the same stage last season.

Meanwhile, Leicester, who won the Premier League title last season, are now 15th in the standings with 27 points from 27 matches, just three points above the relegation zone.

West Ham by contrast have had a full week to prepare for the match, but they head into the contest following back-to-back league defeats to Chelsea and Bournemouth.

A smart interchange between Mahrez and Albrighton won Leicester a corner. The sole aim is the next Premier League game, as it's been mentioned we have a poor away record.

They are the only side yet to drop a point from a winning position, maintaining their lead on all seven occasions.

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