Leicester has a number of players out with long-term injuries, including Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, and James Justin. Furthermore, Timothy Castagne is returning from an eye socket injury. James Maddison also received a knock in their last game against Wolves and may be unavailable.
Leicester edged past Manchester City in the Community Shield to kick off their season before dispatching Wolves in their Premier League opener. Brendan Rodgers’ side will be confident they can avenge the two defeats they suffered against West Ham last season.
Jamie Vardy has already opened his account for the season against Wolves. One of the Premier League’s best strikers, Vardy, will look to get in behind the West Ham defense, and as such, Craig Dawson and Angelo Ogbonna will need to be at their best to counter them.
Youri Tielemans is a key cog in the Leicester machine. The Belgian is a midfield maestro and is an extremely well-rounded player. If he has too much time on the ball, he will be able to dictate the flow of the game; Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek will be required to close him down and put him off of his game.
Schmeichel, Pereira, Vestergaard, Söyüncü, Amartey, Thomas, Tielemans, Ndidi, Perez, Barnes, Vardy.
West Ham 3 – 2 Leicester City
With both defenses looking shaky in the previous round, I’m predicting the attackers on both sides to have a lot of joy. Since Moyes managed to get the better of Rodgers twice last season, I’m predicting the Hammers to outscore their opponents in what is set to be an entertaining end to the second Premier League Matchweek.