The Austrian defender is the only alteration from the side that won 3-2 at West Bromwich Albion seven days ago.
There were fears that top goalscorer Odion Ighalo would miss the trip after hobbling off in the latter stages of the victory at Vicarage Road, but the Nigerian forward lines up alongside Troy Deeney in a familiar-looking two-pronged attack.
Leicester City: Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Albrighton, Kante, Drinkwater, Schlupp; Mahrez; Vardy
Subs: Schwarzer, King, Okazaki, Ulloa, Dyer, Benalouane, Inler
Watford: Gomes; Nyom, Cathcart, Britos, Ake; Abdi, Capoue, Watson, Anya; Deeney, Ighalo
Subs: Arlauskis, Prodl, Paredes, Holebas, Guedioura, Ibarbo, Diamanti
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