Both sides have absentees ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium.
We preview Middlesbrough's predicted line-up to face Chelsea this weekend.
This is a must-win game for the Hammers as they continue to adapt to life in the London Stadium.
Middlesbrough suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season as Crystal Palace won 2-1 at the Riverside.
Middlesbrough are keen on left back Charlie Taylor.
Pundit Trevor Sinclair has delivered his verdict on Middlesbrough skipper George Friend after a somewhat contrasting performance against Sunderland.
The defender was part of Boro's League Cup win over Sunderland four years ago, and is eyeing another successful trip to Wearside.
Middlesbrough’s George Friend will be needed in his side's all or nothing promotion shoot-out with Brighton on Saturday
Queens Park Rangers and Middlesbrough are due to meet on Friday evening.
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