West Ham face Leicester in the Premier League tonight, with both sides looking to revive their offers to fight for European places this season.
Both teams finished narrowly outside the top four of the last campaign, with Leicester finishing one point behind Chelsea in fifth place and West Ham one point further down in sixth place.
The Hammers won both meetings against Leicester last season, a successful year for David Moyes’ side. A 3-0 away win at King Power in September was followed by a 3-2 home win at London Stadium, a result that proved pivotal in the top four race.
West Ham were back among the goals last weekend as they opened the season with a 4-2 win at Newcastle, while Leicester recorded a 1-0 win over Wolves thanks to a goal from Jamie Vardy.
Here’s everything you need to know before the game.
When is it?
The match will start at 8 p.m. GMT on Monday 23 August.
How can I watch it?
The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage starting at 7 p.m. If you are not a Sky customer, you can pick up a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
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West Ham only has an injury issue with Arthur Masuaku still coming back from a knee injury, so David Moyes’ side could be left unchanged for tonight’s game. Lukas Fabianski retained his place in goals for the Hammers’ opener of the season last weekend despite the arrival of Alphonse Areola – so the West Ham boss could decide to switch it up and give the Frenchman his debut .
Timothy Castagne is available for Leicester after recovering from an eye injury suffered while playing for Belgium at the Euro, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed. James Maddison is ready to play despite concerns over a back injury, while new signing Jannik Vestergaard could make his first start for the club following his replacement appearance last weekend.
Ryan Bertrand remains out for visitors after contracting Covid-19, while Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans and James Justin are all long-term absent.
West Ham: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals, Antonio
Leicester: Schmeichel; Pereira, Vestergaard, Soyuncu, Castagne; Ndidi, Tielemans; Perez, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
West Ham: 8/13
West Ham featured in many high-scoring games last season, and that trend continued in their opener at Newcastle. The Hammers have found their rhythm under Moyes as a counterattacking team and could look to hit Leicester at the break. Brendan Rodgers’ side generally have a good defensive record, but conceded six goals against West Ham last season. Newcastle showed last weekend that there are gaps in West Ham’s defense to exploit, and Jamie Vardy is sure to have a chance or two, in what could be another entertaining and entertaining encounter. West Ham 2-2 Leicester