Preview: West Ham United v Leicester City

After reaching the last-eight of the Champions League on Tuesday, Leicester City face a potential banana-skin in their Premier League clash with West Ham on Saturday.

Still only three points above the relegation zone, the Foxes need to come off a massive high in midweek and bring themselves back down to earth for the clash at the Olympic stadium.

The visitors do, however, boast two victories in their last two Premier League games, against Liverpool and Hull City respectively, under manager Craig Shakespeare.

The new boss, who was the assistant to Claudio Ranieri's until the Italian was sacked, has already told his players to forget about their Champions League heroics and focus on the Hammers.

Shakespeare told reporters: "We have to try and look forward now. The players are aware of that. We spoke about it. Our focus is West Ham. Everything has been about West Ham. 

"The priority is to win every game and, with West Ham being next, that's the priority. Results will always have an impact on the atmosphere, one step at a time. We have a big challenge ahead in the Premier League."

Opponents West Ham come off two consecutive league defeats, against league leaders Chelsea and Bournemouth, and manager Slaven Bilic will be looking for a positive reaction from his players. 

The Hammers are sitting comfortably in the middle of the table in 11th place and are seemingly out of relegation trouble for this season, with no real objectives to play for other than planning for the next campaign.

A symptom of that was the loss to the Cherries, which will have irritated Bilic as his side threw away an early lead.

In team news, the hosts will be without captain Mark Noble who has dead leg while Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio will have late checks on the fitness. Striker Diafra Sakho is a long-term injury casualty.

Besides the usual bumps and bruises from a tough clash in midweek, Leicester will be without Nampalys Mendy due to a knee injury while January recruit Molla Wague continues to be unavailable with a shoulder problem.

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