Leicester will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table when they make the trip to mid-table Watford in Saturday’s late kick-off.
The Foxes increased their advantage at the summit in midweek despite only drawing 2-2 at home with West Brom – the three sides directly below them were all beaten.
Two of those teams – Tottenham and Arsenal, who are second and third respectively – face each other at White Hart Lane, and Claudio Ranieri’s men will know the result of that crucial clash before their own fixture.
City’s incredible form has shown no signs of fading in recent weeks, and the East Midlands outfit have won four of their last six, losing just the once, and that was to a last-gasp winner by Danny Welbeck at the Emirates after Leicester were reduced to ten men.
Meanwhile, Watford have enjoyed their first season back in the Premier League, and despite currently lying in 12th position, they still harbour hopes of a late push for Europe.
However, those aspirations took a blow in midweek when they were beaten 1-0 by one of the clubs they need to catch, Manchester United at Old Trafford, in a game which had they taken their chances, they may well have left the Theatre of Dreams with the three points.
Goalscoring has become a problem for the Hornets, and they have only netted twice in their last five league games, while top goalscorer Odion Ighalo is without a goal since January.
For the hosts, Craig Cathcart is set to miss out again after he wasn’t able to play against his former side in midweek because of a calf problem, while Joel Ekstrand and Jose Manuel Jurado are still also sidelined.
Meanwhile, Ranieri is hopeful he will be able to name N’Golo Kante in his starting line-up after the midfielder trained well following a hamstring injury, and Matty James is the side’s only absentee with a knee problem.
League Position: Watford – 12th (37 pts); Leicester – 1st (57 pts)
Previous Meeting: Leicester 2-1 Watford (November 7, 2015)
Form: Watford – WDLWDL; Leicester – WWWLWD
Key Men: Watford – Troy Deeney; Leicester – Jamie Vardy
Shoot Says: Watford 1-1 Leicester