Leicester City v West Ham team news & stats

Date published: Friday 15th April 2016 2:33

Leicester City: Stunning title triumph

Leicester City: Stunning title triumph

Leicester City have not always fared well against West Ham in the Premier League but can close on the title at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Team news

Leicester have no new injury concerns and could name an unchanged line-up for the 12th time in 14 Premier League games as they look to move a step closer to clinching the title.

West Ham defender Winston Reid has recovered from the tight hamstring which kept him out of Wednesday’s FA Cup replay defeat to Manchester United, while Sam Byram is available having been cup-tied for that game.

Diafra Sakho is still sidelined with the knee injury which forced him to withdraw from the squad to face Arsenal last weekend, but he is expected back in training on Monday.

Kick-off at the King Power Stadium on Sunday is at 1.30pm.

Opta stats

  • West Ham United have won twice as many of the meetings (10) between these two sides in the Premier League than Leicester (five), with two draws.
  • West Ham have lost just four of their last 16 Premier League away games (W6 D6 L4).
  • Leicester City have kept five consecutive clean sheets in the top flight for the first time in their history.
  • The Foxes have kept seven clean sheets in their last eight Premier League matches at the King Power Stadium.
  • Claudio Ranieri’s side have only trailed for 47 minutes in their 22 Premier League games played since the start of November 2015.
  • N’Golo Kanté has made the most tackles (146) and interceptions (134) in the Premier League this season.
  • Jamie Vardy (21 goals) is the first Leicester City player to surpass the 20-goal mark in a top-flight season since Gary Lineker in 1984-85 (24).
  • Just two of Andy Carroll’s 12 Premier League goals since the start of 2014-15 have come away from home.
  • Dimitri Payet has had a hand in seven goals in his last seven Premier League appearances (three goals, four assists).
  • Payet has created 94 goalscoring chances for the Hammers in the Premier League this season, 49 more than any other player (Mark Noble – 45, the next best).

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