High-flying Leicester City could once again build a ten-point gap between them and second-placed Tottenham Hotspur if they bag another win in the EPL on Sunday. The Premier League leaders take on West Ham at the King Power Stadium.
Five games remain in the league season for the Foxes and a win today will give them a massive boost going ahead. The away side, however, would have to muscle up as they suffered a FA Cup exit at the hands of Manchester United in the midweek.
The most incredible thing about Leicester is none of the players has suffered any injury despite Claudio Ranieri repeating the exact starting line-up in 11 of their last 13 games. A fully fit squad could again do the trick for the home side on Sunday.
Ranieri, however, is still taking nothing for granted. The club's ambitions in the middle of the season was securing a Champions League spot. With five games to go, the ambitions remain the same.
"We've made a good story, but to make something you will remember in 30 or 40 years we have to win. We don't achieve anything yet," the Italian coach didn't mince words as he spoke to the BBC before the game. "We have to fight to achieve the Champions League."
On-paper, the Foxes are clear winners. They have won five on the row and don't look like stopping their sensational run. West Ham, too, are undefeated in their last five league games, but they know that stopping Ranieri's side is not as easy as it seems.
Hammers forward Diafra Sakho still continues to remain on the sidelines owing to his knee injury.
"People recognise we are having a good season, we are playing good football, and they are praising us. But what Leicester have done puts our successful season a little bit in the shadows," said West Ham coach Slaven Bilic.
"That's normal. It's like a fairytale and they deserve all the credit they are getting. It is unbelievable."
Where to watch live
Leicester vs West Ham is scheduled to kick off at 1:30 p.m. BST (6 p.m. IST, 8:30 a.m. EST), April 17.
The live scores can be found on the Premier League match centre.