Watford's injury crisis has shown no sign of improvement ahead of their final home match of the season against Leicester City, with Joao Pedro now a doubt.

Roy Hodgson was forced to make seven changes to his starting XI for their midweek match against Everton, from which he picked up his first home point as the Hornets' manager, with Imran Louza, Emmanuel Dennis, Ismaila Sarr, Cucho Hernandez, Joshua King, Kiko Femenia, Nicolas Nkoulou, Tom Cleverley, Juraj Kucka and Shaq Forde all ruled out.

Their last Premier League game at Vicarage Road for the foreseeable future will have to take place without the players who missed Everton in their side, all of whom are not able to play.

Hodgson also said that Joao Pedro was now a doubt after picking up a cut in the Everton match, but hopes that he will have recovered in time.

"If you count young Shaq Forde, it's nine [out injured]," said Hodgson. "If Joao Pedro doesn't recover, it's ten.

"He got a kick which has just resulted in a slight cut. We think he's going to be okay, but of course he couldn't train today.

"But hopefully he heals, and we've got two more days, so I'd be very disappointed if he can't make it."

Hodgson also revealed that, along with Louza, Kucka and Hernandez had played their final matches of the season, while Femenia and King remain bed-bound with an illness.

Cleverley is also not expected to be back in time for the final match of the season at Chelsea, while Dennis and Sarr are unlikely to be risked, meaning both could have played their final matches for the club.

However, the manager said he was looking forward to giving the players that picked up a point for him on Wednesday night another chance.

"Louza, Kucka and Hernandez are long term and both Femenia and King still are in bed, so it's going to be a bit of a Lazarus situation if they get off their sickbed to play on Sunday," Hodgson continued. 

"Tom Cleverley has severely bruised ribs and then Sarr and Dennis with their knee injuries won't be risked. Those names, you can forget them.

"I'll be honest with you, I'm really quite happy to give those boys that played the other night another go. I think if anything, they deserved it.

"I'm not I'm not crying or bleating about the situation there. I'm actually quite looking forward to it. For me, watching the game the other night was one of the more enjoyable experiences I've had, and one of the more pleasurable ones in the sense that I saw a team trying to play as a team and do all the things we've tried to ask them to do as a team and doing it together. And doing it with with plenty of determination and guts.

"It would be a pity for them if they suddenly found themselves taken out because some of these other guys were coming back because let's be fair, they've had their chance to keep us in the league, those ones, and it didn't work out."