Well with both of us having a new one firmly torn last week we now turn our attention to each other. We have Leicester at the king power stadium, we don’t have a great record against them of late having lost 3 in the last 5 and only drawing the other 2.


They seem to be one of those teams that we just don’t do too well against, granted they’ve won the league in that time but even when they were close to relegation the season before they still did well against us and just seemed to suit playing against us.


The big players for them are the type of players I dread seeing up against the likes of Ogbonna and the fact they utilise wide men could see the wing backs doubled up on at times and I’d expect them to use that to their advantage.


Vardy hasn’t been at his best this season but if the errors at the back continue he will certainly get chances and he is a natural finisher proven at every level. If as hoped Collins is fit and ready to play he brings a lot more assurance and improved communication to the back line. I can see him being alongside Rice as very beneficial in terms of the actual on the day performance and in Rice’ development.


But the player that worries me the most is Mahrez, credit to the club for managing him in January and he has carried on doing his job. If he is in the mood I worry what he can do to us and if he can draw so much attention and find that killer pass and before we know it he has given Vardy acres of space and plenty of time to run at goal.


But the pressure will be firmly on Leicester with this being the best chance they have to pick up 3 points this season and only scoring 2 goals in April the fans will be demanding a performance. Even just a reaction to last week, much in the same way we are just looking for something other than a light jog at some point in the 90 minutes. It seems that the manager is under pressure also so if he is to have any chance of keeping the fans on side he will have to make the most of it.


Now on to us, without sounding like our media team we must forget the pathetic display last week and move “on to the next one”. We have a couple of players back this week with a bit of luck. Near enough a fully fit squad so maybe we can have an exciting final week to the season with plenty of points still left to play for.


I really really hope to see a less defensive set  up, I hate the formation it doesn’t do its job and we’ve conceded the same amount of goals with 3 left as we did the last time we were relegated. Nice one Moyes great job of sorting us out at the back but at least we’re exciting to watch…..


But with Collins and Obiang in with a shout these are two welcome additions on positions we haven’t exactly had strength in depth. Every time Evra started we’ve conceded 4 so no offence but stay on the bench, I much prefer you on Instagram than as part of a back three please!!



Predicted XI;


LCFC: 4-4-2 Hamer, Chilwell, Maguire, Dragovic, Simpson, Gray, Ndid, Silva, Mahrez, Vardy, Iheanacho


WHUFC: 5-3-1-1 Hart, Masuaku, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Collins, Zabaletta, Rice,  Noble, Kouyate, Lanzini, Arnoutovic


Written By Jack | @myWHUopinion

Jon Pope

By Jon Pope

Use to sit in the BML for 10 years, been a West Ham fan all my life, and my great grandfather was a founder member of the TIW. I also help run the Hammer Chat website.

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