Preview: Leicester City v Watford

Leicester City and Watford will both be relieved to be safe from relegation ahead of their match at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The Foxes saw their Craig Shakespeare-inspired run of wins come to an end in recent weeks, but a 1-0 win over West Brom last weekend got them back to winning ways.

Leicester will be delighted to have their top flight status secure for next season, and focus will no doubt turn to finishing as high up the table as possible.

The Hornets, like their opponents, sit mid table on 40 points and safe from the drop. Just two points separate Southampton in ninth place from Burnley in 14th, so there’s a real battle in the middle of the table to finish top of the bunch, which is the only motivation for teams without the carrot of the Europea League or the stick of relegation.

"Any of the teams in and around us we have to try and beat," said Foxes boss Shakespeare. "With Watford being near us, we have to try and beat them on Saturday. 

"I’m aware of how tight it is there, but again it’s about the result. We’d like a good performance, but the result is the most important thing. 

"Football has this great habit of reminding you that if you take your foot off the gas, you will get beaten. We have to remind ourselves of what the here and now is and that’s the most important thing. 

"They’re a naturally motivated group so it’s not too difficult. My job is the team selection and there’s is to go out perform. We have to make sure that we’re competitive to try and win the game."

In team news, Leicester are just missing Wes Morgan (hamstring injury), who is unlikely to recover in time.

For Watford, Jose Holebas will face a late fitness test ahead of the match, but Miguel Britos (calf injury) and Craig Cathcart (knee) are considered doubtful.

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