The sacking of Claudio Ranieri was met with a huge amount of criticism from all quarters, however it certainly can’t be denied that the Foxes have improved immeasurably since the departure of the Italian. Whatever the reasons behind this improvement are, Premier League wins over Liverpool and Hull City earned for interim manager Craig Shakespeare the position on a permanent basis. He marked this by steering his side to an extremely unlikely 2-0 win over La Liga high-flyers Sevilla, this result propelling the East Midlands side into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The startling fact is that Leicester City are now the only English team left in the premier European competition and this will certainly have boosted confidence considerably. Can they make it four victories on the bounce when they face West Ham United at the London Stadium this weekend?
It must be said that whilst the Foxes have shown a massive improvement of late, all of their wins have been at the King Power Stadium and they are winless in their previous six competitive games away from home, however they will be facing a West Ham side which are pretty poor at the London Stadium this season. As such, we have no hesitation in backing the Foxes to continue their excellent form by grabbing all three points in this clash.