Bilic impressed by 'simple' Foxes

17 March 2017 09:59:09 EST

West Ham head coach Slaven Bilic has warned his side that they will face a rejuvenated Leicester City when they take on the Foxes on Saturday afternoon.

The reigning Premier League champions appear to have rediscovered their mojo following the sacking of manager Claudio Ranieri, winning their last three games and reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Leicester plays very simple football, but it is very, very productive.

Slaven Bilic

The resurgence will be put to the test at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon, when the Hammers play host to the Foxes.

And Bilic expects the task to be a tough one against what he expects to be a simple, but effective gameplan from the champions.

The Croatian told his club's official website: "Leicester plays very simple football, but it is very, very productive and that got them the title at the end of the day, so it was brilliant.

"Now, they simply continue like they finished last season and it is electric and it is still going into spaces, getting second balls, quick attacks, good at set-pieces offensively and defensively."

The Hammers will be without skipper Mark Noble this weekend, with the midfielder being bothered by a leg injury, while City are sweating on the fitness of Nampalys Mendy.

West Ham are available at 11/8 to secure victory on Saturday, with a 2-2 draw priced at 12/1, while City can be backed at 18/1 to claim a 2-0 victory.

And Foxes forward Riyad Mahrez has warned his side not to ease up following their recent upturn in form, telling Sky Sports: "We didn't it for six, seven months, now we have started.

"But that doesn't mean everything is good, we've only won three games. We need to keep going because it's not finished."

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