Manuel Lanzini

Manuel Pellegrini confirms West Ham injury blows ahead of Leicester

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has this afternoon provided an update on his squad, ahead of the Hammers’ clash with Leicester City.

West Ham vs Leicester

The capital outfit are set to welcome Brendan Rodgers’ side to the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon, for a Premier League matchup.

Hosts West Ham will head into proceedings on a dismal recent run of form, having fallen to 3 consecutive league defeats over recent weeks.

As such, ahead of their latest outing, the Irons sit in 11th-place in the English top-flight table.

Leicester, meanwhile, saw their superb recent streak come to a surprise end last time out, when the Foxes were put to the sword by Newcastle at the King Power Stadium.

The 2015-16 Premier League champions, though, will no doubt be desperate for all 3 points when they visit London on Saturday, with Leicester currently leading a tightly-contested battle for 7th.

Lanzini & Nasri miss out

And the hopes of Brendan Rodgers’ men of securing a victory over West Ham have this afternoon been boosted, on the back of Manuel Pellegrini’s latest squad update.

Speaking in a press conference a short time ago, the Chilean tactician confirmed that both Manuel Lanzini and Samir Nasri are set to miss out this weekend, with Javier Hernandez also a doubt:

There was positive news on Jack Wilshere’s prospective return to the pitch, though, with the English midfielder, who has played just once in the Premier League since September, set for a late fitness call:

Long-term injury absentees Andriy Yarmolenko, Andy Carroll and Winston Reid, meanwhile, have all been ruled out:

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