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Leicester team news: Big boost as key man could feature vs West Ham, duo to return

Leicester City host West Ham United on Wednesday night in the Premier League as they look to return to winning ways after defeat last time out to Burnley.

Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers has delivered a positive injury update on midfielder Wilfried Ndidi, who has recovered faster than expected following surgery on his knee.

Yes, there’s a great chance he’ll be in the squad for tomorrow. We’ll see how he is from today. He’s made an incredible recovery. I think that’s the thing with the type of operation he had, people will recover in different timescales. For Wilf it was 11 days.”

Brendan Rodgers on Wilfried Ndidi’s recovery

Ndidi may be included in the Leicester match day squad but Rodgers confirmed that his recovery will not be rushed and will be incorporated back into the playing eleven slowly.

“We’ll give it another period of time just to make sure that he feels good and feels right in himself. He wasn’t one that we wanted to rush, but over the course of the last number of days he’s been fantastic. He’s been in duels, he’s had the test and if there was going to be any effects, it would have taken place over the last few days. He’s come through it really well.”

Brendan Rodgers on Ndidi’s incorporation

Hamza Chaudhary and Ben Chilwell are expected to feature for Leicester against the Hammers after being left out against Burnley according to BBC Sport.

Club captain Wes Morgan was an unused substitute at Turf Moor after facing a late fitness test.

The Foxes head into the fixture in third place having fallen behind Manchester City in the past few weeks following two consecutive defeats.

Long term absentees Matty James and Daniel Amartey remain ruled out for Leicester.

West Ham start the day in 17th place, outside the relegation zone only on goal difference but having played two games fewer than near rivals.

The Hammers drew last time out to Everton and lost 2-1 in the reverse fixture at home to Leicester.

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