Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster is unlikely to play again this year after he picked up a groin injuryin training ahead of the recent Premier League clash at Leicester City. Until the Leicester City game penultimate Saturday,Ben Foster had been a regular in the Watford goal since Italian tactician Claudio Ranieri became their new manager. Watford had turned to ex-Leicester City and Chelsea boss Ranieri after Xisco Munoz was sacked two months ago.

Since his injury, Ben Foster has now missed two games in the Premier League. He was absent for the Leicester City, Chelsea and Manchester City games.
Watford started the season with Austrian national team shot stopper Daniel Bachmann before Ben Foster displaced him as the number one goalkeeper for the Hornets. Bachmann has been in goal since Foster sustained the aforementioned groin problem.

Bachmann was in the Watford goal as Leicester City ran out 4-2 winners in the league. Jamie Vardy (brace), James Maddison and AdemolaLookman all found the back of the net for the Foxes, while Norwegian international Joshua King (penalty) and Emmanuel Dennis were on the scoresheet for the Hornets. For the Chelsea game,

Watford gave a good account of themselves but ended on the losing side. Chelsea attacker Hakim Ziyech scored in the second half to seal a 2-1 away win over the Hornets in the Premier League after striker Emmanuel Dennis cancelled out the opening goal from Chelsea playmaker Mason Mount. Watford were also beaten at home by Premier champions Manchester City. Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva (brace) scored as the Citizens beat Watford 3-1. Cucho Hernandez scored the only Watford goal against Manchester City.

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster was sent for a scan shortly after he sustained the groin injury. At the end of the scan, it was revealed that the Watford shot stopper would miss the rest of the year.