Ranieri’s LCFC will make big strides for the season by joining Arsenal and Manchester City at the top of the table if they beat Watford on Saturday afternoon. With Jamie Vardy two short of equalling Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in 10 consecutive games, Claudio Ranieri’s side will be confident of victory. Yet Watford are on a two-game winning streak and have a potent striker of their own, Odion Ighalo, who has notched seven of their 10 goals.

Kick-off Saturday 3pm

Venue King Power Stadium

They said.

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri on striker Jamie Vardy: “Everything he tries to do, he does at 100mph and it’s difficult. Also you can make mistakes, but in this moment he’s in great form. Everything he does, he does well. That must continue in this way.”
Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores : “Leicester are an amazing team, a tough team, a tough stadium so we want to win but it is important to recognise that we are a team that is improving.”

Stats.

Leicester City
Leicester have only lost two of their last 20 league games, earning 44 points during that period (W13, D5).
Claudio Ranieri’s side have claimed a league-high 10 points from losing positions this season.
Fifteen of Leicester’s last 17 goals have come in the second half.
The Foxes have two of the top three Premier League goalscorers: Jamie Vardy has 11 goals and Riyad Mahrez has seven (level with Watford’s Odion Ighalo).
Vardy is only the third player to score in eight successive Premier League appearances. Ruud van Nistelrooy holds the record by scoring 10 goals in a row.
Watford
Watford’s only away league defeat this season came at Manchester City in August (W2, D2).
They have kept five league clean sheets this season; opponents Leicester have managed just one.
Nine of the 10 league goals conceded by Watford this season have come in the second half.
Odion Ighalo has been involved in nine of Watford’s 10 Premier League goals, scoring seven and setting up two.

Last season n/a

Referee Roger East

This season G5, Y16, R0, 3.20 cards per game

Odds H 5-6 A 3-1 D 11-4

 

 

Leicester City
Subs from Schwarzer, Moore, Chilwell, Benalouane, Fuchs, King, Wasilewski, De Laet, Inler, Dyer, Kramaric, Dodoo, Blyth, Okazaki

Doubtful Fuchs (knock)

Injured James (knee, Feb)

Suspended None

Form DLWDWW

Discipline Y21 R0

Leading scorer Vardy 11