Javi Gracia is pleased with Watford’s defensive base but is seeking improvements at the other end of the pitch at Leicester City tomorrow.

Although the Hornets were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool last time out, they produced a resolute defensive performance and limited Jurgen Klopp’s side to few opportunities until Mohamed Salah made the breakthrough midway through the second half.

However, the inability to breach the Reds’ backline means Watford have only scored one goal in their last three games; Jose Holebas’ late equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Southampton. Against the Saints and Newcastle United the previous week, Gracia’s men created enough chances to have taken control of both games and the Hornets boss is now looking for more of those opportunities to be converted.

Gracia said: “It’s not the same playing the next game against Leicester when we played Liverpool. But I think we have kept a good defensive work all season.

“Against Liverpool in the first 45 minutes we did a good job defensively but it wasn’t enough to get a good result because they don’t need many chances to score.

“We will see in the next game but I’m happy with all the players when we speak about defensive work. But we need to take the chances we have because we are creating chances and are not scoring the goals I think we deserve.”

Watford travel to the King Power Stadium one place and two points ahead of the Foxes and Gracia knows his side will be in for tough examination.

He said: “In my opinion Leicester are a very good team. They are playing really well with different players and options but always keeping a high level.

“I know it will be very demanding game for us but we are looking forward to the game and we will try to get a good result.

He continued: “I think they have good players but you can see sometimes they are playing with [Jamie] Vardy or [Kelechi] Iheanacho so they have many different options. But always they’re a very good team and well organised. I like the way they are playing this season.”