Vardy penalty, Mahrez strike help Leicester beat Watford

Slimani has made 17 appearances in all competitions this season

Slimani has made 17 appearances in all competitions this season

The duo were rested alongside Kasper Schmeichel, Wilfred Ndidi and Marc Albrighton for the FA Cup replay win over Fleetwood Town in midweek.

The Algerian has been in red-hot form since Claude Puel's arrival at Leicester City, having had a direct hand in ten goals (six goals and four assists).

United are able to sign two Premier League players on loan in the window. The latest is Marseille full-back Bouna Sarr with reports in France stating Leicester have had two bids for the defender rejected. "We need to make a good balance for the team, to give game time for all the players", Puel told press on Thursday. I knew we were strong in some points but also our weaknesses as a squad.

"It is important to keep our focus about our transfer window".

The Blues have kept a close eye on the player's development this season.

One attacker who will not be leaving Leicester, according to the Frenchman, is Riyad Mahrez following reported interest from Liverpool and Arsenal.

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Meanwhile, the pressure is mounting on Pellegrino to bring in players before the transfer window deadline on January 31. Speaking about Arsenal's chances of signing Malcom this week, Wenger said: 'I don't think we are close to doing that'.

"For Slimani, I can not give all the ties about an individual player, I repeat, that since the beginning, that we have a lot of strikers". Leicester City will want to win this game since it might be the last time Mahrez plays for the club. "We have to discuss with these players".

In truth Watford never really looked like getting the equaliser, while Leicester posed a consistent threat through Vardy and Mahrez.

"I'm happy with him, he's enjoying his football and he's enjoying playing with his team-mates - this is the most important thing".

"We can see in his performances in the games".

"It is not important what striker they will play and most important is what I can control and that is my team".

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