Predicted Watford Line-up To Face Everton In The Premier League
Premier League football has never failed to amaze its fans and the upsurge of Watford under new boss Marco Silva has earned loads of plaudits so far this campaign. The Hornets are currently placed 8th in the league despite suffering two back to back defeats and should be confident of getting back on track this Sunday when they will travel to Goodison Park to encounter struggling Everton.
Watford have several significant absentees prior to their Everton clash. Skipper Troy Deeney has been suspended by the FA due to violent conduct. Isaac Success too is unavailable due to knee injury. Younes Kaboul, Sebastian Prodl, Tommie Hoban and Craig Cathcart are also ruled out with their respective knee and thigh injuries. Nathaniel Chalobah, their summer signing from Chelsea, has suffered a long-term knee injury whereas former Juventus wingman Roberto Pereyra is also a major doubt for their Everton trip.
Although Silva, the young Portuguese tactician, tried out a ‘back three’ against Chelsea, has preferred to field a four-man back-line on most occasions. It is now to be seen whether he chooses a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-2-1 formation. However, considering their significant injury problems, Silva might prefer a 4-2-3-1 against the Toffees.
Manager: Marco Silva
Heurelho Gomes (GK)
The Brazilian custodian has been a regular between the sticks for the Hornets and is set to retain his place against Everton.
Kiko Femenía (RB)
The former Alaves right-back is proving to be a decent summer signing as he has replaced Daryl Janmaat and is being preferred by Silva due to his balanced display.
Christian Kabasele (CB)
The Belgian defender is having a first-team run due to the injuries to Watford’s several defensive options and is expected to feature against the Merseysiders on Sunday evening.
Miguel Britos (CB)
Britos too is enjoying first-team football alongside Kabasele and is expected to keep his place in the Hornets back-line for the Everton game.
Jose Holebas (LB)
The Greek international had a slow start but improved vastly under Walter Mazzarri. He is now being played regularly in the left full-back role and should start against Everton too.
Etienne Capoue (RCM)
Capoue has revived his career at Watford following a disastrous spell with Tottenham Hotspur. He is now a key influence in the Hornets midfield.
Abdoulaye Doucoure (CM)
The Frenchman has been a revelation since joining them last year and has been one of the most consistent performers for the Hertfordshire outfit.
Tom Cleverley (LCM)
The Englishman had an unsuccessful spell with Manchester United but has regained his confidence and is enjoying regular game-time under Silva.
Andre Carrillo (LF)
The Peruvian has been loaned in from Benfica and despite failing to impress in limited opportunities, he might start the game against Everton if Roberto Pereyra fails to recover ahead of their Sunday trip.
The Brazilian has been the most significant summer signing of the Hornets, who has settled in quickly, scoring goals as well as providing assists regularly. He had a quiet outing against Stoke City last gameweek but would be determined to do well against the Toffees and get Watford back on winning track once again.
Andre Gray (ST)
The former Burnley hitman is set to start in place of skipper Troy Deeney, who has been handed a three-match ban due to violent conduct. Gray is yet to settle in at his new club and will now have his chance to prove his worth.