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West Ham star states what Hammers must do to beat Leicester

West Ham United defender Fabian Balbuena has suggested that his side showed carry on the form that they showed during their past two games if they want to improve their results according to the West Ham website. 

The Hammers have blew hot and cold this season and currently lie in 11th position on the standings. They are currently in a poor run of form, having lost their previous three successive League games.

They next play against Leicester City on Saturday. The East Londoners lost their last game 2-1 against Manchester United. They were solid in terms of their performance during the game against West Ham and were unlucky to have ended the game with a loss to their name.

Their performance against Chelsea earlier last Monday was also impressive and they were unlucky to have been outdone by a masterclass from Blues midfielder Eden Hazard.

“I’ll work hard this week to try to arrive at that game ready to play and to win at home in front of our fans.” Balbuena said as quoted by West Ham’s website. 

“We need to follow the way we have played in the second half at Chelsea and at Manchester United, with all the team running and trying to keep the ball to go forward and score goals,” said the No4, who returned to the starting eleven after three months out injured at Stamford Bridge on 8 April.

“We know that sometimes it is hard because the other team plays as well but we have quality in our squad to play well like we did on Saturday, so we need to keep working, keep strong and try to win the next game.

“Hopefully I can score against Leicester again, like I did in the away game. I’ll work hard this week to try to arrive at that game ready to play and to win at home in front of our fans. We know it’ll be a hard match but we hope to win.”

The Hammers lack of killer instinct in front of goal has been one of their downfalls recently. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have managed to score just one goal during their previous three League games.

Marko Arnautovic has been struggling to find the back of the net since January. The Austrian’s form seems to have taken a negative turn after he failed to secure a move to the Chinese Super League in January. The Hammer attack is the area that is in need of significant improvement immediately if they want to ensure a strong finish on the top half of the standings this season.

During the summer transfer window, Pellegrini must prioritise a lethal forward in order to make his project successful.

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