Nigel Pearson will be aware that he needs to find a way to end Leicester City’s Winless run in the Premier League quickly!
The foxes haven’t recorded a Premier League win since their 5-3 win over Manchester United on the 21st September. Leaving the Foxes 5 points from safety
Leicester City Team News.
Leicester will be without first-choice goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel who is out until the New Year with a broken metatarsal. Defender Matthew Upson is also a few games away from full fitness
Striker Leonardo Ulloa could return to the starting lineup after Jamie Vardy was preferred in attack against Manchester City. David Nugent is another attacking threat for Leicester after returning to training.
West Ham Team News
Allardyce has a near fully-fit squad but West Ham vice-captain Mark Noble is out with injury but could return in time for the Boxing Day clash at Chelsea.
- Leicester City are winless in their last 11 Barclays Premier League fixtures (L9 D2) – the longest such run in the competition so far in 2014-15.
- No BPL player has created more goalscoring opportunities than Stewart Downing (50) this term.
- No side have had a larger spread of goalscorers than West Ham United (12) in the league this season (Chelsea also have 12).
- Anything less than a win in this match will ensure Leicester are bottom at Christmas. Only two teams (West Brom in 2004 and Sunderland in 2013) have been in this position on 25 December and avoided relegation.