Leicester City have been dealt a massive blow ahead of their game against West Ham United on Sunday with the news that Caglar Soyuncu will miss out having tested positive for Covid-19 (Sky Sports).

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The Hammers are currently sitting in fourth place in the Premier League table.

David Moyes’s men are one place and four points behind the Foxes.

A win over Brendan Rodgers’ side would be huge for West Ham. It would actually keep the race alive for third!

Our chances of beating Leicester may well have just drastically improved.

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Caglar Soyuncu (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Huge Leicester blow with Caglar Soyuncu ruled out of West Ham clash

The 24-year-old centre-back tested positive for Covid-19 after being away on international duty with Turkey.

 

Soyuncu is currently stranded in Turkey and it is suggested that he is highly unlikely to be able to feature against West Ham (Sky Sports).

Surely there is actually no chance, considering the game is in five days time.

The Turkey international has been an absolute rock for Leicester this season.

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Caglar Soyuncu (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

In 16 Premier League games for the Foxes, the 24-year-old has averaged 0.9 tackles, one interception, 3.7 clearances and 0.5 blocks per game. He has also won an average of 2.6 aerial duals per game during those outings (Who Scored).

West Ham’s chances of beating Leicester will improve with Brendan Rodgers unable to call upon Soyuncu.

Let’s hope that the Hammers are able to take advantage of the Turk’s absence at the London Stadium on Sunday.

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