West Ham face Foxes test

2019/20 Premier League

Round 20

28-29 December 2019

West Ham United will face a stern test of their credentials when they host Leicester City at the London Stadium on Saturday 28 December 2019, kick-off at 19:30 CAT. The match is one of 10 spread over 28-29 December in the 20th round of the current Premier League season.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has been a man under pressure, but his players have put in the effort to try and save his job and will continue to do so, even under tough circumstances.

“A good manager doesn’t put pressure on his players. A good manager allows you to play with freedom and confidence,” explained attacker Michail Antonio. “That is something he said to us: ‘Just go out there and play as well as you know you can.’”

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Leicester’s excellent season thus far makes them one of the top teams to watch over the festive season, but even they could fall foul of the manic schedule imposed on English teams at this time of the year.

“We are a team that’s been developing over this last nine, 10 months from a mid-table position and now people are talking about challenging for titles,” said manager Brendan Rodgers. “For us our feet are very firmly on the ground and the players have been absolutely amazing.”


In head-to-head stats, West Ham and Leicester have met in 87 previous matches. The Hammers have claimed 34 wins compared to 30 for the Foxes, while 23 games have been drawn.

Both of the teams’ Premier League meeting last season ended in draws: 1-1 at the King Power Stadium in October 2018 and 2-2 in the return game at the London Stadium in April 2019.

West Ham United v Leicester City – Head-to-Head

Matches played 87
West Ham wins 34
Leicester wins 30
Draws 23

Premier League fixtures, 28-29 December

Saturday 28 December
14:30: Brighton & Hove Albion v Bournemouth
17:00: Newcastle United v Everton
17:00: Southampton v Crystal Palace
17:00: Watford v Aston Villa
19:30: Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur
19:30: West Ham United v Leicester City
21:45: Burnley v Manchester United

Sunday 29 December
16:00: Arsenal v Chelsea
18:30: Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers
20:00: Manchester City v Sheffield United

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Published: 12/22/2019