Javi Gracia did not like how Watford played in their last game against Leicester City earlier this season.

The Hornets came away from the King Power stadium with a 2-0 defeat, while midfielder Etienne Capoue received a red card late on in the match.

The head coach has said his side need to be more balanced and to control the Foxes better if they are to have a chance of winning this weekend.

He said: "I didn’t like that game we played in Leicester. We conceded goals on counter attack and we need to have a better balance and a better control of players like Maddison, Vardy, Gray.

"I think they are a good squad as well and we need to have a better balance if we want to win the next game."

Adding extra spice to the game will be the presence of former Watford manager Brendan Rodgers, who will be in charge of his new club for the first time and could could be in for a frosty reception from the Vicarage Road faithful.

However, head coach Gracia is not focused on how the fans greet Rodgers, but says that if the team needs the fans, he knows they will offer their support to the players.

He said: "I will tell you that I’m focused on the game on the pitch. I like the atmosphere at Vicarage Road because it’s always to support our team, to support our players.

"I don’t know what happened with the different coaches who have been here before, I suppose the people will have different opinions but I respect all opinions and I will tell our fans that we need their support."