Leicester team and injury news ahead of Watford fixture

Foxes of Leicester cover Leicester City team and injury news ahead of the Watford fixture on Saturday afternoon. In addition to that, FoL look at some statistics before meeting the Hornets at the weekend. How have LCFC fared in recent clashes?

Millwall v Leicester City - Emirates FA Cup Third Round
Millwall v Leicester City - Emirates FA Cup Third Round / Alex Pantling/GettyImages
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Following a 5-0 rout of Stoke City at Bet365 Stadium almost a week ago, Leicester face Watford next. And the Hornets should be worried after Patson Daka and Jamie Vardy both notched braces of goals in the Potters contest. The formerly up-and-coming and now firmly established Fox Kasey McAteer bagged the other, incidentally.

Subsequent to some slightly unfair comments from a few LCFC fans over supposed boring play, or, more liberally, slow-burning Foxes buildup, the side truly dominated in Staffordshire. Much to the delight of Enzo Maresca acolytes, which I would pretty much label myself as at this stage in the development, the team showed what it can really do. Albeit that particular dismantled opponent is currently 20th in the Championship table.

Moving on to the Vicarage Road game, what is the general fitness of the Leicester squad at the moment? Well, first of all Jannik Vestergaard is an injury concern. The Denmark international was substituted against Stoke; he is not expected to feature.

Kelechi Iheanacho won't be available as Nigeria have reached the African Cup of Nations Final, which takes place on Sunday. Finally, Wilfred Ndidi; the Nigerian might perhaps return versus Middlesbrough on February 17. That is according to this report. Marc Albrighton is another absentee.

Leicester City away at Watford - how have recent games played out?

There is a positive omen for the east Midlanders prior to meeting the Hornets. Leicester have been victorious in four of the past five clashes with Valerien Ismael's men. The previous fixture between the two was won by the home side at King Power Stadium.

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