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West Ham v Leicester: Matchday 13 Live Thread

The home opener in the David Moyes era

West Ham United v Liverpool - Premier League Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The first home match in the David Moyes West Ham era is here, as the Hammers have another Friday evening contest at the London Stadium against a talented, dangerous side in Leicester City.

Looking to secure his first points with his new outlet, Moyes knows that West Ham could be locked in a season-long fight in or near the relegation if results don’t improve from their 2-0 defeat at Watford on Sunday. And he has inherited from Slaven Bilic a side that is truly injury prone.

Unavailable for the Hammers again will be Michail Antonio, Jose Fonte, Javier Hernandez, James Collins and Sam Byram. But in news of great relief for Moyes, both Marko Arnautovic and Andre Ayew are available against Leicester.

Claude Puel’s side meanwhile have a very short injury list, with only Matty James and Robert Huth out. That all spells not the best news for the Hammers, as Leicester have dominated the matchup since their remarkable Premier League title season two years ago. West Ham only have a single draw to show for in their last five fixtures against the Foxes.

Will the David Moyes era at the London Stadium get off to a needed positive start, as exiting out the relegation zone is essential for the Hammers to do at this point? Or will Leicester continue their unbeaten run against their hosts for today?

It should be a very entertaining Friday night fixture!