Watford v Leicester: Expected XI, preview, streaming

Leicester City

James Maddison of Leicester City holds off Moussa Sissoko of Watford during a snow blizzard on November 28, 2021 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Leicester City visit Vicarage Road on Sunday as they take on an already-relegated Watford side in this weekend’s Premier League clash.

The Foxes enter the game off the back of a confidence-boosting 3-0 over Norwich City. Leicester City’s hitman stole the show as Jamie Vardy scored a double to give the King Power side their first win in the league in over a month.

The game will kick-off at 2pm, with the Blue Army hoping for a positive end to the campaign as the Foxes enter their final three fixtures for the season. The East Midlands side can move up to ninth place with a win on Sunday and move within two points of eighth.

This would be an impressive achievement for the side considering how inconsistent the Foxes have been in the league this campaign. Watford enter the game with only pride to play for as their relegation to the Championship was confirmed when they lost to Crystal Palace last weekend.

Expected Leicester City XI

Kasper Schmeichel will lead the line for the Foxes as usual, unless something outlandish occurs prior to kick-off. Timothy Castagne and James Justin will likely operate in the fullback positions.

Leicester Mercury reports that Wesley Fofana has recovered from his injury that prevented him from taking part in Leicester’s game against the Canaries, so he will likely return to the starting line-up alongside Jonny Evans.

It seems unlikely that the midfield will change from the last game, so Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Youri Tielemans will start in the middle of the park behind James Maddison. With a somewhat congested fixture for the Foxes in the final stages of the season it would not be surprising to see Brendan Rodgers select Marc Albrighton to start as a right-winger against Watford.

This will relegate Ademola Lookman to the bench, with Harvey Barnes starting on the left. The Blue Army will be delighted to hear that Vardy has recovered from his knock he picked up against Norwich, so he will be expected to start on Sunday.

Where to watch

Unfortunately, the game will not be televised in England. However, fans who intend on following the game, can do so through LCFC TV. For those watching the game internationally, Peacock will be streaming the game for Foxes fans living in the USA, while Australian viewers can watch the game on Optus Sports.