Leicester v West Ham: Premier League – live!

Manuel Pellegrini speaks! “It is not easy when you have nine players injured that cannot be involved in this game. Yarmolenko has had surgery during the week, while Arnautovic has a virus, a fever, so it is impossible for him to play. Grady Diangana [the 20-year-old making his first Premier League start tonight] is a footballer, a technical midfielder, he doesn’t lose too many balls. So he should have the option in a big game to show what he can give to our team.”

Claude Puel on Jamie Vardy. The striker came off at Arsenal ill, but yesterday posted a picture of himself training, claiming he is fully fit, on some social media site or other. Spat ahoy! Spat ahoy? Best ask the manager. “Of course the player wants to start. But I have to manage the player. We have three games in a week and need to manage all the squad. It is important to play well, at 100 percent, and it will be a good opportunity for Jamie and Demarai Gray to come on in the second half.”

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