Date: August 24, 2021
Time: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: London Stadium
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Having begun their respective 2021-22 Premier League season with convincing wins, West Ham and Leicester City will be up against each other on Monday night. West Ham dominated their opener against Newcastle and registered a 4-2 win. While Leicester claimed a 1-0 victory over Wolves, courtesy of Jamie Vardy's goal. Both sides would look to continue their winning run here.
David Moyes will be without defender Arthur Masuaku, who is still troubled by a knee problem.
Leicester's Ryan Bertrand is unavailable due to the positive Covid-19 test. Defender Jonny Evans also remains sidelined.
Leicester City are a compact side with proper balance between defense and attack. West Ham also like to attack but they will have to be solid at the back too to prevent Vardy and Co. from scoring. This will be a close match and is likely to be decided by moments of quality which attack-minded players like Vardy, Antonio, Perez, Maddison, Barnes and Benrahma can provide in this match.
In a high-tempo game, both sets of players will be up against it. Leicester will be slight favorites for this match owing to their experience of regularly competing for the top-four positions. Moreover, the best captain and vice-captain options for this match will be Vardy, Antonio, Perez, Maddison and Benrahma,
Probable Starting XI:
West Ham: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma; Antonio
Leicester City: Schmeichel; Pereira, Vestergaard, Soyuncu, Castagne; Ndidi, Tielemans; Perez, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
Defenders: Coufal, Cresswell, Pereira, Vestergaard, Castagne
Midfielders: Maddison, Fornals, Benrahma, Barnes, Soucek
Forwards: Vardy, Antonio, Perez
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