West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is aware his need to improve their home form and hopes that will start on Saturday against Leicester.
The Hammers have not registered a victory at the London Stadium since September 22 when they beat Manchester United 2-0.
Subsequent home games with Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, Newcastle, Tottenham and Arsenal have seen West Ham secure a paltry point, and the pressure increased on Pellegrini when his side let another lead slip to lose 2-1 at Crystal Palace on Boxing Day.
Ahead of hosting Leicester, the Chilean said: “I think that is a matter we need to improve because we lost too many points at home.
“We now have to play two (home) games in a row and the hope is that we can start by beating Leicester.
“We know it’s a difficult game against a good team but I think that our team at the moment is not playing bad, but we must be more concentrated (when) defending.”
After hosting Leicester, Bournemouth travel to the capital on January 1 and West Ham will hope Lukasz Fabianski will be able to return for one of these league fixtures.
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He has not played since the draw away to the Cherries in September due to a torn hip muscle and fellow goalkeeper David Martin is now sidelined with the same issue.
Stand-in Roberto did little wrong against Palace at Selhurst Park, but extended his run of games in the team without a win to eight on Boxing Day.
The visit of Brendan Rodgers’ high-flying Leicester is a daunting prospect for Pellegrini, but the Foxes go into the fixture on the back of a 4-0 home defeat to Liverpool.
Pellegrini added: “They are doing very well also but we are just in the middle of the season so we can’t compare the team that won the title (2015-16) for the team that is playing now.”
Robert Snodgrass’ 57th-minute opener on Boxing Day appeared to have the Hammers on course for a third away win in four league matches.
But Palace turned it around via goals from Cheikhou Kouyate and Jordan Ayew to leave West Ham just a point above the bottom three.
Asked about the significance of the Leicester game, Pellegrini said: “It’s very important because I think our away performances are not bad but our home performances are very bad.
“You cannot have one point from the last 15 so when we have these two games I hope we can start to win again this season at home.”