Jamie Vardy dropped for West Ham’s trip to Leicester as Claude Puel fights for future

UNDER pressure Leicester boss Claude Puel will drop Jamie Vardy for the visit of West Ham, according to reports.

Four defeats in their last six league games has seen growing discontent at the King Power and leaves Puel fighting for his job.

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Leicester manager Claude Puel is set to drop Jamie Vardy[/caption]

Vardy, who has three goals in eight games, is set to be left out of the team when Manuel Pellegrini’s Hammers head to Leicester, according to the Daily Telegraph.

On Monday night, Puel’s team was beaten 3-1 by Arsenal despite a spirited performance that saw the Foxes take the lead.

Vardy had to come off late on in the game with a stomach bug but is fully fit for Saturday’s match.

He wrote on Instagram: “Ready for the game tomorrow. Back to full strength.”

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Vardy has scored three goals this season in eight games[/caption]

Puel’s decision to drop the 31-year-old striker comes just days after Vardy’s wife, Rebekah, appeared to show support for anti-Puel messages on social media.

She ‘liked’ a series of posts on Twitter that criticised the Frenchman’s tactics and said he wasn’t playing to Vardy’s strengths.

Wes Morgan will also be missing for Leicester as he serves the final game of a two-match ban but Demarai Gray returns after a month out.

West Ham will be without Andriy Yarmolenko who may miss the rest of the season after undergoing an operation on an Achilles injury.

 

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