And Puel, whose side travel to Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, accepts he may allow fringe players to leave during the January transfer window. Leicester don't have a good record against Chelsea, having lost nine of their last 11 league matches against them.
The Blues have faced Arsenal twice in recent weeks, drawing 2-2 in the Premier League last week and 0-0 in the League Cup on Wednesday, while they were also held to a goalless draw by Norwich City in the FA Cup last weekend. The champions have won all seven of their last Premier League matches there, most notably their 5-0 destruction of Stoke on the last match of 2017.
JAMIE VARDY has recovered from the hamstring injury which forced him out of last Saturday's FA Cup tie against his old club Fleetwood Town. The Hammers had improved defensively under David Moyes but they have slipped of late and their last five outings have witnessed a grand total of 19 goals, while the London side have only won once on the road all season.
Antonio Conte has won 25 of his opening 30 home Premier League games as manager, no boss in the competition has won more of their opening 30.
"It is possible for Chelsea to play every two or three days". The Foxes beat Chelsea 2-1 at the King Power Stadium in December 2015 which proved to be Jose Mourinho's last game in charge of the Blues. Islam Slimani worked well in a mostly full strength Leicester side last time out, scoring two goals against Huddersfield Town.
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And looking further down the English football pyramid it looks like being a tough punting weekend, so much so I've even taken a trip over to France (not literally, sadly) to pick out Nice as hopeful home bankers.
Before I watched the Carabao Cup semi-final with Arsenal I would have said Chelsea would win this 3-0, but I'm not so sure now.
Wolves are the Man City of the Championship this season so I like them to see off Barnsley at Oakwell, and Bradford should knock up a comfortable win at home against Northampton.
"I think we need to have patience with him".