West Ham United’s Adrian wary of Leicester City’s Leonardo Ulloa

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West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian speaks of of the quality of Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa ahead of today’s Premier League clash.

West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian has identified Leicester City’s key threat today: Leonardo Ulloa.

The Hammers will host the Foxes at the Boleyn Ground in the Premier League this afternoon.

Sam Allardyce’s West Ham will head into the match as the favourites, but Adrian has warned his teammates of the threat posed by Leicester’s Argentine striker Ulloa.

“I played against Ulloa when I was with Real Betis and he was in Almeria," the 27-year-old told West Ham’s official website.

"He is a good striker and is a good striker for the Premier League because he is strong and is a good header of the ball, and also he can use his feet very well.

"He is a quality striker. It is normal that a striker does not scorer in every game, because to do so is difficult. Only the top, top strikers do this, but he is a good player.”

Ulloa started the season in sensational fashion, and although goals have dried up in recent weeks, he remains a very good finisher who cannot be afforded time and space.

Having scored six goals and created 17 chances in 16 Premier League appearances so far this season, the £8 million summer signing for Leicester will be a major player for the visitors today.

Nigel Pearson’s side will be the underdogs for today’s match, but in Ulloa they have a player who can nick a goal. If he does that and Leicester defend doggedly, then the Hammers could be in for a surprise today.

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