Good afternoon to you all. I hope you and your loved ones are all well and healthy during the PANDEMIC. May the only virus to sweep Watford be yellow fever, as the Hornets and Nigel Pearson escape the relegation zone to keep your place in the Premier League for another year. The last time we met was an intensely dull affair, Hayden Mullins was in charge and did a good job of stifling a Leicester side which was enjoying a magnificent first half of the season. Since then a man close to every Leicester fan’s heart has taken the reigns and from the outside at least appears to have given you a fighting chance after a really slow start to the season. We got back to winning ways against Aston Villa on Monday night after a frustrating couple of months triggered by getting absolutely pasted away at Manchester City and at home to Liverpool during the Christmas schedule. That of course firmly stamped out any tentative thoughts about another title campaign and since then we’ve floated in third place waiting and waiting and waiting for someone to come and catch us following various bad results and performances. It hasn’t happened though and after a few injury worries we seem to be getting back towards our best XI and our best form. It’s a big game for both sides at a ground I don’t have too many fond memories of! Other than the 0-3 we enjoyed the season after that famous playoff game I’ve never felt confident about us going away to Watford. We recently lost at Norwich and I’m expecting a similar game this weekend. They got stuck in, frustrated us and snatched a goal and while this Leicester side is full of talent I still have my doubts about whether they lack the aggression and winning mentality to do battle with a really feisty opponent. The likes of Chilwell, Maddison, Iheanacho, Barnes and Perez can be easily bullied. Defend deep and tackle hard and we struggle to break teams down. I fully expect Soyuncu and Deeney to go at it like the two nutters they are, that’s going to be a great match up to watch. For Watford it’s all about what happens either side of Deeney when Soyuncu follows him around trying to kick him, which he invariably will. Catch our full backs out on the break and Sarr could have a lot of fun running in behind. Now while we have had some problems with defending and scoring recently, we can give any team a right good seeing to on our day. I don’t think he would ever admit to it but I think Pearson really regrets not doing more to save his job here. He’d built so much in his time at Leicester and perhaps got carried away in the euphoria of our great escape but the events leading to his sacking were avoidable and largely his own work. It’ll be interesting to see how he approaches this game, knowing that a win would not only go a long way towards saving his current job but also as a bit of a **** you to the club that sacked him and moved on very quickly and successfully. Let’s face it, no one wants to see their ex better off without them. Will it go ahead? Will it be behind closed doors? Either way, may the best team win.