Troy Deeney wants Vincent Kompany and the other Manchester City defenders to have a torrid afternoon trying to defend against him and his Watford team-mates.

The striker admitted he might not be Pep Guardiola's cup of tea when it comes to football players, but says he is more than capable of giving anybody a tough match and thinks the battle between himself and the City defenders could be crucial in determining the fate of the cup.

"I don't think I'm his type of player," joked Deeney when asked what opinion he thought Guardiola might have of him.

"I think anyone that comes up against me would say it's very difficult, it's a very difficult day. So if there's a lot of crosses in the box, as much as I really respect Mr Kompany, he would say it's not going to be an easy day if he's playing against me.

"I think personally, if I'm on my A game it will be a very difficult game for whoever's playing.

"He (Kompany) knows that whenever we're going up against each other it's going to be a real battle because he's physically strong. I enjoy a physical battle and neither of us are ever going to back down from one another.

"We're going to have a few battles and whoever comes out on top will have a massive impact on the game I feel."

With Watford going into the game against the Premier League champions off the back of a campaign that saw them win only one game from 12 against sides in the top six, Deeney admits that the odds are stacked against them, but believes that their league record belies their performances.

The Hornet's captain suggested that perhaps they are owed one a big result this time around. 

"It's one of them when you always hope that you get a bit of luck," he said. 

"We know it's going to be very difficult, there's going to be times when we'll need to ride our luck, but also we've got quality.

"We've definitely been owed a couple - if you look at the first half against Chelsea it's probably one of the best we've played this season and my header, the keeper's pulled it out the top corner, it's just one of them things when we're playing against the big boys and not getting the rub of the green.

"We're definitely not frightened of any team but we definitely know that our record isn't reflective of the performances."