Watford v Leicester City

Premier League title challengers Leicester travel to Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon to face Watford hoping to extend their lead at the top of the table.

A win for Claudio Ranieri’s side could move them six points ahead of second-placed Tottenham if they lose to their fierce north London rivals Arsenal on the same day.

The Hornets have suffered a dip in form since the turn of the year, failing to score in six of their last eight outings with star striker Odion Ighalo having scored just one in nine.

The Foxes won 2-1 in the reverse fixture when the two promoted clubs met for the first time in Premier League history earlier this season.

In team news, the hosts will be without defender Joel Ekstrand and influential playmaker Jose Manuel Jurado, with both players suffering from muscular injuries.

Matty James seems to be Ranieri’s only injury worry with midfielder N’Golo Kante ready to return to first-team action, the French midfielder having missed their midweek 2-2 draw against West Brom with a hamstring problem.

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