West Ham: The Opposition view for Leicester City

What are your thoughts on West Ham’s ambitious move to the Olympic Stadium?

1) I believe that from the owners point of view, it is a big statement moving from an iconic stadium to the Olympic stadium. Forgetting all the history will be hard, but all in all, it is the best move for the hammers, although it won’t go down well with most hammers fans.

Are you looking ahead to Ranieri’s first season with The Foxes?

2) I am looking forward to it the Ranieri reign, or the Tinkerman as some people call him. I just hope that he can push Leicester City on to bigger and better things, carrying on from where we left off last season. Technically, we haven’t lost since March, which is astonishing.

Riyad Mahrez, the guys unpredictable unplayable at times, same kind of player as Payet in all fairness. Name me one player that West Ham should look out for on Saturday and why?

3) In my opinion, Leicester City’s star player is Mahrez. The winger is very unpredictable and unplayable at times. Perhaps even the same type of player as your very own Dimitri Payet – good dribbling ability and has a lot of pace. I can see Mahrez doing damage at Upton Park if he is allowed the time and space.

What’s Leicester City’s youth team like? Also, does Ranieri seem to use youth in his first team?

4) Leicester City’s youth teams (or all ages) are coming on strongly, most have been used in the pre season warm/ups under Ranieri, whereas not many youth players were given a chance under Nigel Pearson last season, which was rather disappointing for all to see.

Prediction for Saturday?

5) 1-1 draw. West Ham were superb at the Emirates last Sunday, so I’d be more than happy with a solid point in East London. Perhaps Mahrez with the goal as I mentioned him earlier on in this Opposition View.

Thanks you to @Craig92_LCFC for participating in this weekend’s Opposition View for Leicester City’s trip to Upton Park. I’m sure Leicester City will bring a good following down to the Capital and will be very vocal as well, just like last season. Good luck for the rest of the season, I hope you not only stay up but do some damage to London clubs like Spurs, Chelsea and Arsenal!

I would be happy with a point against a strong outfit in The Foxes, as they’ve splashed out the cash and have a wonderful new manager. If we could get the 3 points, I’d be over the moon as it sure won’t be easy. Bilic’s first Premier League home match will be one to look out for.

Harry Parker

Harry Parker

West Ham 'till I die.
Harry Parker