Neville has been assessing Leicester’s top-four hopes after West Ham moved into a Champions League spot
Gary Neville feels Leicester City’s position in the top four of the Premier League is not as comfortable as it once was.
The Foxes are currently third in the table with eight league fixtures of the 2020-21 campaign remaining.
Brendan Rodgers’ men returned to action after the international break with a 2-0 defeat at home to Champions-elect Manchester City on Saturday.
Man City are 14 points clear at the top, with second-placed Manchester United now four ahead of Leicester following their 2-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Foxes were helped by Chelsea and Tottenham dropping points over the weekend.
Chelsea suffered a shock 5-2 defeat to lowly West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge, while Spurs conceded a late equaliser as they had to settle for a 2-2 draw with struggling Newcastle United.
On Monday night, West Ham United climbed above Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea into fourth place, thanks to a 3-2 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.
The Hammers raced into a three-goal lead courtesy of Jesse Lingard, Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen.
Leander Dendoncker and Fabio Silva replied for Wolves to set up a tense finish but David Moyes’ side held on to claim the three points.
West Ham are now four points behind Leicester, whose cushion inside the Champions League qualification spots has now been cut to five points.
And the two sides go head-to-head at the London Stadium on Sunday (2.05pm kick-off).
Ahead of the Wolves game, the Hammers were dealt a big blow as it emerged that key midfielder Delan Rice was facing a spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.
With Rice out for the next few weeks at least, former Man United defender Neville reckons West Ham will ultimately just fall short of a top-four finish – but he does think their form will have given Leicester something to think about.
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I dont think West Ham will make the top four but it has brought Leicester back into a position where you think they are not as comfortable as I thought before the (Wolves) game, he told Monday Night Football on Sky Sports.
It does make you think about whats coming up and that West Ham v Leicester game.
But brilliant for West Ham. I think if Rice was fit they could potentially create a massive shock – but I just think theyll fall short and wont get into the top four.