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Glenn Hoddle and Rio Ferdinand fear for stumbling Leicester's top four chances amid a 'hangover' from last season's collapse... with both pundits backing West Ham and even Liverpool to storm through and snatch a Champions League spot

Glenn Hoddle and Rio Ferdinand have expressed their fears for Leicester's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League - with West Ham tipped to come through and finish in the top four.

Leicester collapsed to a 4-2 home defeat against Newcastle United on Friday night and have a daunting final set of fixtures against Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham.

Brendan Rodgers' side remain third in the Premier League table but their latest setback has offered fourth-placed Chelsea and fifth-placed West Ham optimism they can be overhauled.

West Ham have been backed to make a late surge and qualify for the Champions League
Leicester slipped up in their pursuit of a top four place as they lost 4-2 to Newcastle United
BT Sport pundits Glenn Hoddle (left) and Rio Ferdinand (right) fear for Leicester's position

Top four race - Remaining games

Leicester City

May 11 Man United (A)

May 18 Chelsea (A)

May 23 Tottenham (H)


Saturday Man City (A)

May 12 Arsenal (H)

May 18 Leicester (H)

May 23 Aston Villa (A)

West Ham

Sunday Everton (H)

May 15 Brighton (A)

May 19 West Brom (A)

May 23 Southampton (H)


Saturday Southampton (H)

May 13 Man United (A)

May 16 West Brom (A)

May 19 Burnley (A)

May 23 Crystal Palace (H)


Chelsea head to Manchester City on Saturday night in a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final on May 29, while West Ham host Everton on Sunday afternoon.