West Ham continue their push for European football on Sunday when they host third-placed Leicester City at the London Stadium. 

The Hammers won 3-2 in a thriller at Molineux on Monday. Jesse Lingard starred again, scoring one and assisting for the winner from Jarrod Bowen. He also played a big role in the second goal scored by Pablo Fornals.

Leicester will be looking to go seven points clear of us in third. The Foxes lost 2-0 at home to Manchester City last weekend and will want to add to their 56 points attained so far.

In anticipation of the clash, West Ham Zone have looked back on three players to feature for both clubs in their career.

Tony Cottee 

West Ham

Cottee is a Hammers legend for his two spells with the club. He was voted the PFA Young Player of the Year in 1986 after scoring 20 goals in the top-flight. After 212 appearances and 92 league goals, he departed for Everton in 1988.

The London-born striker returned to the east end in 1994. Cottee helped the Hammers beat the drop in his first season back, and scored 23 times overall in his second stint.

Cottee joined Leicester City in August 1997 after a spell in Malaysia with Selangor. He played 85 league games for the Foxes and bagged 27 goals. It made him the 17th highest goalscorer in the history of English top-flight football.

Paul Konchesky

The left-back spent two seasons with the Hammers between 2005 and 2007. He played a pivotal role in our FA Cup run in 2006, even scoring in the final against Liverpool.

His form was so good for West Ham that Konchesky got into the England side, making a substitute appearance in November 2005 against Argentina. Overall, he made 70 appearances in claret and blue before moving on to Fulham.

He signed for Leicester in 2011 where he spent five years. The Englishman was a key figure in their promotion to the Premier League in 2014. He helped the Foxes avoid the drop and was released the season before they won the title in the 2015/16 campaign.

David Connolly 

West Ham

The Irishman was signed by former boss Glenn Roeder in August 2003 after we were relegated from the Premier League. He was a big hit in east London, scoring 14 goals in 48 games.

Connolly left West Ham after we lost the play-off final in 2004 to Crystal Palace. He signed for Leicester City the following season where he was also a hit with supporters.

The Foxes paid £500,000 for his services and were duly rewarded. He ended the season as their top goalscorer with 17 goals, before joining Wigan at the end of the campaign.

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