Leicester City v Watford team news & stats

Date published: Friday 6th November 2015 11:52

Jamie Vardy: Passed fit for Leicester City's clash with Watford

Two of the Premier League’s most in-form teams and in-form strikers will meet when Leicester City host Watford at the King Power Stadium.

Team news

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has a fully-fit squad to choose from for the game, with the Premier League’s top goalscorer Jamie Vardy passed fit despite a recent Achilles problem.

Watford forward Odion Ighalo has recovered from a knock he sustained in last weekend’s win over West Ham, but Jose Manuel Jurado (hamstring) and Joel Ekstrand (knee) again miss out for the Hornets.

Opta stats

  • Leicester City have lost just two of their last 12 Premier League home matches (W8 D2 L2) – and those defeats came against Chelsea and Arsenal.
  • Watford have lost just one of their last six Premier League away games (W3 D2 L1).
  • Watford have won just one of their last eight away trips against Leicester, including play-off games (D2 L5).
  • The Foxes are the only team in the Premier League who have scored in every match this season.
  • Leicester games have seen the most goals in the Premier League this season (42), while Watford games have seen the fewest (20).
  • Jamie Vardy is only the third player to score in eight successive Premier League appearances (Ruud van Nistelrooy – 10 games, and Daniel Sturridge – eight games).
  • In his last 10 Premier League appearances, Riyad Mahrez has been directly involved in 12 goals (seven scored and five assists).
  • Odion Ighalo is now the highest scorer in Watford’s Premier League history with seven goals – this despite having only played 11 games in the competition.
  • Leicester have picked up 10 points from losing positions in the Premier League this season, more than any other team.
  • Nine of the 10 goals Watford have conceded in the Premier League this season have come in the second half.


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