Leicester v West Ham – confirmed line ups – on loan Emenike starts

Emmanuel Emenike
BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Emmanuel Emenike of West Ham United takes a shot on goal during The Emirates FA Cup fifth round match between Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United at Ewood park on February 21, 2016 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Fenerbahce striker Emmanuel Emenike has been included in West Ham United’s starting line-up which takes on league leaders Leicester City today.

Leicester can extend their lead at the top of the table while the Hammers need a win to stay within touching distance of forth place.

The Nigeria international is currently on loan West Ham until the end of the season, the Hammers have the option to sign him on a permanent deal at the end of the season.


The powerful striker has two goals in 10 appearances for the Hammers this season and there is some debate over whether Slaven Bilic will keep him on or not over the summer.

Fenerbahce are willing to part ways with Emenike after he fell out with fans and the board last season but it remains in the hands of the Hammers.

Leicester v West Ham United

Kick-Off: 13:30 GMT
Stadium: King Power

Leicester confirmed starting lineup:
Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Morgan (c), Fuchs, Albrighton, Kante, Drinkwater, Mahrez, Okazaki, Vardy
Subs: Schwarzer, Wasilewski, Amartey, Schlupp, King, Gray, Ulloa.

West Ham confirmed starting lineup:
Adrian, Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Obiang, Kouyate, Noble (c), Moses, Payet, Emenike
Subs: Schwarzer (GK), King, Amartey, Schlupp, Gray, Ulloa, Wasilewsk