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Leicester City host Watford at the King Power stadium on Sunday in the Premier League

Leicester will be looking to bounce back in the Premier League after their midweek victory in Europe as Claudio Ranieri returns to the King Power stadium on Sunday with his Watford side.

The Foxes enjoyed a 3-1 victory at home to Legia Warsaw in the Europa League while Watford humiliated Manchester United last weekend.

It has been a disappointing few weeks for Brendan Rodgers’ side who have looked off the pace and currently sit in 12th position in the league, suffering two consecutive home defeats to Chelsea and Arsenal while scoring in neither.

Though the Foxes responded well against Legia Warsaw in their penultimate Europa League group game, securing a 3-1 victory with goals from Patson Daka, James Maddison and Wilfred Ndidi to gain a vital three points which sees each team in their group still with a chance of qualifying in the final round of fixtures.

Sympathy can be spared for Leicester who have been without vital players in the side, including the likes of Wesley Fofana, James Justin and Ricardo Pereira who were all standouts last season.

With just one point in their last three Premier League games, the Foxes will be hoping to kick-start their campaign again against the very manager who achieved the impossible with them – Claudio Ranieri.

Watford

He achieved a 5000/1 miracle with Leicester, and now there will be 5000 Watford fans chanting to one man following their sides heroics last weekend.

The Italian manager’s side out-performed Manchester United last time out as they humiliated the visitors following their 4-1 victory which ultimately saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dismissed shortly after the game.

Watford cruised to a 2-0 lead before half time despite seeing two penalties saved by David De Gea, and though Donny van de Beek got United back into the game after the break, the visitors squandered big chances and saw captain Harry Maguire sent off after 69 minutes.

Injury time goals from Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Bonaventure sealed an emphatic victory and the fate of Solskjaer, which lifted the Hornets to 16th – just three points from 10th in a tightly congested bottom half of the table.

Team news

Leicester remain without Wesley Fofana who has no set date for his return, while James Justin may be ready to gain minutes with the U23s soon.

Youri Tielemans should be back in contention before Christmas while Ricardo Pereira is awaiting scan results on a thigh injury sustained in training, as well as Jonny Evans who is also being assessed though should be fit for the weekend.

As for Watford, they are without Francisco Sierralta, Peter Etebo, Christian Kabasele, Kwadwo Baah and Nicolas N’Koulou through injury.

Juraj Kucka misses out due to a suspension and Ismaila Sarr is being assessed, though Ranieri believes he will be fit enough to start against the Foxes.

Leicester City vs Watford – kick off at 2pm (UK time) on Sunday 28th November 2021

Joel Tudor

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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