West Ham United boss David Moyes earned the moniker the remote GOAT from some fans after the shock 4-0 win over Wolves last weekend.

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The tongue-in-cheek nickname came as Moyes was forced to manage West Ham from home following a positive Covid-19 test.

Moyes remains working from home and the club has confirmed Alan Irvine will oversee today’s game at Leicester City.

But Moyes will be the one calling the shots, as he did during last Sunday’s superb victory over Wolves.



Daunting task awaits Hammers

The Hammers face a daunting task at Leicester, a side West Ham have got very little change from in recent years.

Brendan Rodgers’s team have won all three games so far, scoring 12 goals in the process.

There was a potential boost for West Ham with Jamie Vardy and Jonny Evans potential injury doubts.

But Rodgers has confirmed both are fit to play.

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One change as Moyes puts new boy Coufal straight in at the deep end

Someone who won’t be fit for the game is West Ham right-back Ryan Fredericks.

The defender is out for around a month after injuring his hamstring in the win over Wolves.

And he will be replaced by new boy Vladimir Coufal at the King Power after West Ham completed the Czech Republic international’s signing in time on Friday.


Irvine confirmed Coufal is fit and ready to play.

Ben Johnson has not been convincing for West Ham this term after impressing at the tail end of last.

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Fringe players flopped against Everton

That is the only change Moyes will make to the starting XI from the team which started against Wolves.

The 4-1 defeat to Everton in midweek dampened the mood around West Ham.

It also quietened calls for fringe players such as Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini and Sebastien Haller to be given a starting berth.

Moyes will revert back to the 5231 formation which worked so well against Arsenal and Wolves.

Predicted West Ham starting XI vs Leicester:

Fabianski, Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Soucek, Rice, Fornals, Bowen, Antonio.

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