West Ham travel to Leicester for a huge Premier League game on Sunday and Brendan Rodgers’ comments last night will be a big boost for the Hammers.
David Moyes has worked wonders at the London Stadium over the past two years.
West Ham are currently sitting in fourth spot in the Premier League table. We are sitting ahead of the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United.
All of those teams have games in hand over us so we absolutely must win games like the Sunday’s clash away at Leicester.
The Foxes are in the midst of a really poor run of form and if we are at our best, we should be able to take three points back to East London on Sunday afternoon.
West Ham boost after Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers makes admission
The Foxes have really struggled against the Hammers recently.
We have beaten them in our last three Premier League meetings. Leicester have been unable to deal with us from set-pieces and our counter-attacking system has caused them all sorts of problems.
Rodgers spoke to the media after his side’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool last night and opened up on his concerns about the way in which his players have been defending set-paces recently, as quoted by the Leicester Mercury:
“We have an Achilles’ heel at set-pieces, and that was a key moment in the game, with half an hour played.”
Now, since Moyes returned to West Ham, we have had one of the very best records from set-pieces.
The Hammers scored more goals (16) from set-pieces than any other team in the Premier League last season (Who Scored).
Meanwhile, Leicester had the sixth worst record in the league from defending corners and free-kicks.
This season, West Ham have scored eight goals from set-pieces in the Premier League – the fifth most in the division, whilst Leicester have conceded 12 – more than any other club.
It’s obvious where the Hammers need to target the Foxes on Sunday. Hopefully we cause them all sorts of problems and win the game.
Three points will be an absolute must at the King Power Stadium with so many clubs breathing down our necks in the race for fourth.