It’s rarely a bad idea to oppose teams in the Premier League when coming off a tough midweek European tie so despite Chelsea’s best performance of the season against Porto we’ll be opposing them against a Leicester side that have won five of their last six.
Chelsea will look to frustrate the home side and I can see this being a dour affair with scoring chances few and far between.
The early season form from the Hammers is but a fading memory as their injury list piles up. They are now missing key creative player Payet but more importantly centre back Winston Reid. Stoke on the other hand are coming off a huge win over Man City and have their most important player, and one who should be an England squad regular in the future, Ryan Shawcross, back.