There was no fight left in the relegated Hornets as they succumbed tamely to yet another home defeat to a Premier League rival
Five Super Eagles stars made the matchday squad, but only two featured as Leicester City handed Watford a 5-1 lashing at the Vicarage Road on Sunday.
With Emmanuel Dennis injured, Watford manager Roy Hogdson started Nigeria international Samuel Kalu in attack, keeping Oghenekaro Etebo and Williams Troost-Ekong on the bench.
And it looked to have worked as Joao Pedro gave the Hornets a sixth-minute lead.
But Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes both netted a brace each, and James Maddison added a fifth as Leicester City showed their tactical superiority in every aspect of play.
Hodgson sent on Etebo in the 81st minute with the scoreline reading 4-1 as he shopped around for a damage limitation strategy.
With the afternoon going so well for his team, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers left Super Eagles stars Ademola Lookman and Kelechi Iheanacho on the bench for the entire encounter.
Watford are beyond saving now as they were relegated last week and will be playing in the Championship next season.
Leicester City’s season is all but over as well, with the Foxes out of the race for any of the European competition spots.
Presently sitting pretty in 9th, Brendan Rodgers’ men will aim to finish in the top half of the league table.