By Beck Pascal

11th Feb, 2022 | 8:30am

View: Zouma starts, senior ace returns - predicted West Ham XI v Leicester

West Ham travel to the King Power stadium on Sunday (February 13) where they face Leicester City in the Premier League.

David Moyes will be hoping to maintain the pace as the Hammers look to secure a top four finish with Arsenal just one point behind the east Londoners in fifth.

Two changes are expected from their last game against Watford, but the key news is Kurt Zouma remains in the starting line-up despite his recent saga.

Manuel Lanzini returns to the starting line-up having made a cameo appearance midweek whilst making his return from injury. He takes the place of Said Benrahma who was subbed off for the Argentine on Tuesday (February 8).

Mark Noble comes in to sure up the midfield with the Irons looking for more control than they enjoyed in their clash v Watford. The veteran comes in for Tomas Soucek who will undoubtedly feel hard done by being left out.

Issa Diop also features in the starting XI with Craig Dawson making way for his fellow centre-back.

Tuesday’s match winner and stand out performer this season Jarrod Bowen keeps his place on the right wing with Michail Antonio expected to start up top.

David Moyes is limited with the changes he can make with the Hammers failing to strengthen in the January transfer window.

It is unlikely the Scot will make any unforced changes from now until the end of the season with every game a must win for the Hammers.

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