Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri praised the in-form strike partnership of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy ahead of the club's match at home to Watford on Saturday (7 November).

"They are very important for us because we make a good football but at the end you have to score. They are playing well, they are playing for the team, they link very well with each other. They score a goal, or have a very good assist and then we are very, very happy," said Ranieri at a news conference.

Algerian star Mahrez scored a double in the club's last game at West Bromwich Albion to bring his goal tally up to seven this season. Vardy has 11 goals to his name, part of an eight-game scoring streak in the Premier League, two games shy of equalling the record of former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.

"I think he's used to playing this way. He plays fast, everything he tries to do, he does at a hundred miles per hour, and it's difficult, no? Also you can make mistakes but in this moment, he's in great form and everything he does is done well. It must continue in this way," Ranieri said.

Ranieri's side sit third in the table, ahead of Manchester United and only three points off the top. The Italian said his team were not looking too far ahead and will take the season one game at a time.

"No, no, no, we speak only about title to you, to everybody, we don't have a dream. We have just to do. Our focus is on Watford now. Watford. Not the points, there are three points, it's important to get something."