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Match Preview: Leicester response needed in Premier League against Watford

Another international break is testing Leicester’s limits, and the club are in need of a win to keep the top-half in their sights.

Leicester City v Crystal Palace - Premier League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Location: Vicarage Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, England

Kick-off time: 3:30 PM GMT, 11:30 AM Eastern, 7:30 AM Pacific

A Saturday match-up at Vicarage Road against Watford for comes quickly for Leicester City following the international break. A total of nine players for the Foxes took to the pitch for their countries this past week.

One of which was striker Jamie Vardy, who netted his fifth goal for the Three Lions and nailed the Mannequin Challenge in England’s 2-2 draw (collapse) against Spain.

Savage, but fair. The Foxes need to rebound from a disappointing 2-1 loss to West Bromwich Albion last time out in the Premier League, officially ending their unbeaten run in league play at the King Power Stadium at 14 months. Vardy is one of the men who will have to help do it, as he’s been cold in the league this season and without a goal in his past seven matches in the Premier League.

Fellow England international Danny Drinkwater left the camp this past week with a rib injury, but should start tomorrow in the midfield for the Foxes. Who he’ll start alongside will continue to be a mystery, as Claudio Ranieri has rotated between Andy King and Daniel Amartey for most of the season. Demarai Gray scored a goal for the U-21’s against Italy and also picked up a calf injury during the break, but is likely to be in Leicester’s 18 on Saturday.

Watford have put together a solid performance in their three months of Premier League action this year, but were stomped 6-1 at Anfield after going four games unbeaten prior to the loss. Sitting eighth in the league, the Hornets have scoring potential in recent signing Etienne Capoue from Tottenham and the ever-present Troy Deeney.

It’s another club facing the Foxes who’s looking to respond from a loss. The Foxes need some momentum back in the Premier League, and hopefully they get a little luck this weekend at a ground that’s produced a lot of “memories” for the Foxes.