Faye focused on Foxes

Abdoulaye Faye is challenging himself and his West Ham United team-mates to keep it clean against Leicester City this Saturday.

The Hammers were resolute at the back in Monday's 1-0 win against Brighton & Hove Albion with Faye helping see off the Seagulls' strike-force. Having been around the top level of the game for so long, Faye knows full well that if you stop the other team from scoring then you have every chance to go on and take the points.

"We have confidence from a clean sheet on Monday and we want to do that again. Leicester are like us, they are strong and have experienced players. It will be a very hard game but we can defend well.

"Our defending has made us confident. We can look forward to the match and we want to win and maybe go top of the league."


Leicester arrive without a manager after Sven-Goran Eriksson's departure, but Faye was not certain if it would be a positive or negative for the Hammers. What he was sure about was that the team, even after a 4-0 success last time at the Boleyn against Blackpool, would have to stay focused for the full match.

"We know we have to play for 95 minutes, not 90. We have had that problem at home before but we are getting better. We want that clean sheet."

Faye paid tribute to skipper Kevin Nolan, who led from the front and scored the only goal out of nothing at Brighton. "He is an important player who scores important goals. I enjoy playing with him. He is a great lad and when you have Kevin in your team it can only be good."

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