Date: 14th August 2015 at 7:13pm
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West Ham will be on cloud nine after their surprising 2-0 victory over Arsenal last Sunday in Slaven Bilic’s first league game in charge.

Right-back Carl Jenkinson was ineligible for that game because it was against his parent club and he may well find it difficult to break back into the side.

16 July 2015 - UEFA Europa League - Qualifying 2nd Round (1st Leg) - West Ham v Birkirkara FC - Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

The whole back line were very impressive, including centre back Angelo Ogbonna, who was making his debut.

Pedro Obiang is another new signing and is available to make his debut this weekend, but a player who may prevent him from getting on the pitch is 16-year-old Reece Oxford, who was extremely impressive against the Gunners.

Joey O’Brien, Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia all remain sidelined but otherwise there is no new injury worries for Bilic.

Leicester also started the season in spectacular form after defeating Sunderland 4-2 in Claudio Ranieri’s first match in charge.

The feel good factor has been somewhat soured by Jamie Vardy, who has been fined for a racist slur this week. The 28-year-old is nonetheless expected to start after scoring in the victory over the Black Cats last week.

Another player who is certain to start is Riyad Mahrez, who scored two goals in a terrific performance against Dick Advocaat’s side.

Matty James is Leicester’s only player out injured and they are expected to continue with the same line-up as on the opening day.

Since the end of March, the Foxes have won more points than any other Premier League side (25).

League Position: West Ham– 4th, 3 pts; Leicester – 2nd, 3 pts
Last Meeting: Leicester 2-1 West Ham, April 2015
Key Men: West Ham – Diafra Sakho; Leicester – Riyad Mahrez
Form: West Ham – W; Leicester – W

08 August 2015 Premier League Football - Leicester City v Sunderland ;   Riyad Mahrez of City celebrates his second goal. Photo: Mark Leech

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