By Matt Farr

Slaven Bilic has named an unchanged side as West Ham travel to face Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

But midfield duo Pedro Obiang and Manuel Lanzini are recalled to the 18-man matchday squad.

The Hammers thrashed Swansea 4-1 in their last outing on Boxing Day, and Bilic has stuck largely with the same starting XI.

Obiang has returned to the matchday squad after missing the Swansea victory through suspension, but he takes his place on the bench, with Havard Nordtveit retaining his place in the back-three.

Lanzini is also named as a substitute, having recovered from a minor knock that saw him miss West Ham’s last outing.

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In-form winger Michail Antonio also has the opportunity to make history, where a headed goal could see him beat Tim Cahill’s record of 11 headed goals within a calendar year.

Should he make an appearance off the bench, Algeria’s Sofiane Feghouli goes up against international team-mates Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani.

West Ham revealed their team news via their official Twitter account:

West Ham will be attempting to win their fourth consecutive Premier League game, a feat they have not achieved since February 2014.

A victory could see the Hammers rise to eighth in the table, a remarkable turn-around following their miserable start to the campaign.

Slaven Bilic’s side were staring a relegation battle straight in the face at the start of December, but have since picked up ten points from their four games since to lift them away from danger.

Leicester, meanwhile, could lose consecutive Premier League home matches for the first time since February 2015, having lost to Everton on Boxing Day.

In other West Ham news, Bilic has made this shock admission about this Hammers star.