Leicester made to train during European draw

Leicester made to train during European draw

Leicester made to train during European draw

"We will be training".

Cottee believes there are similarities to be drawn between his old side and Leicester City, who have fallen from stunning champions last season to relegation battlers this term.

There was a similar situation this time a year ago, with both Manchester City and Liverpool in the Champions League and Europa League last eight respectively, but City went out against Real Madrid at the semi-final stage, while the Reds were beaten by Sevilla in the Europa League final.

I watched the Bournemouth highlights and was scratching my head as to why Sullivan became so annoyed rather than just irritated - plenty of teams this season have conceded a late victor.

Kasper Schmeichel was again a hero after he saved Steven N'Zonzi's second-half penalty minutes after Samir Nasri was sent off for clashing with Jamie Vardy.

"We should have shut the game out but it was a great performance all round".

On frustration from joint-chairman David Sullivan after losing 3-2 at Bournemouth: "It was a comment on that game, and I said also we can't be happy with the way we performed and how we conceded the three goals".

"I haven't banned talk of the Champions League but the players are focusing on West Ham and that's all the talk that's been today [Thursday]", he told a media conference.

But their sudden transformation under Craig Shakespeare raises many questions.

Of course, had the current Premier League leaders Chelsea been in Europe this season Giggs' list might look a little bit longer.

But Shakespeare said: "Jamie's not a cheat".

West Ham are Sky Bet's 5/4 favourites for the victory with Leicester up against odds of 21/10 to extend their winning run, while the draw is a 12/5 chance.

Leicester hung on however and secured their first away league win of this season. Enter your selections here for free.

For now, Leicester will continue to the fly the English flag this season but face a tough task to extend their fairytale story further.

Leicester midfielder Andy King has scored in two of his last three matches against West Ham in all competitions.

"It seems the very best players are concentrated elsewhere, and there is just a sprinkling of the leading players in the Premier League sides".

Kasper Schmeichel was at his very best to make a vital late save, while an terrible Ayew miss let Leicester off the hook and saw the match slip away from West Ham.

Leicester have won all three of their matches under Shakespeare by a two-goal margin but are winless in their last 15 Premier League games on the road, failing to even score in the last four.

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