Predicted Watford line-up to face Burnley in the Premier League
Watford haven’t been beaten since the turn of the year and are also on a 4-game unbeaten streak in all competitions, which has seen them collect 2 wins and 2 draws. Troy Deeney seems to have come into form exactly when Javi Gracia needed him the most.
They are currently at 7th place but are only 1 point clear of 8th-placed Leicester. They have scored and conceded exactly 32 league goals each at this point of the season. They face a Burnley side full of confidence after they recently recorded 3 straight league wins.
Christian Kabasele and Andre Gray are all in contention to feature against Burnley while Sebastian Prodl is still out with a long-term injury. Will Hughes suffered a concussion against Palace and is a doubt for this game.
Probable Watford XI
Manager: Javi Gracia
GK – Ben Foster
Foster is an experienced Premier League keeper and has displayed over the last few games that he has still got enough left in the tank to be a top keeper.
RB – Kiko Femenia
Offers amazing width with his long adventurous runs, which will be useful against a motivated Burnley side. Has made himself the first choice for this position.
RCB – Adrian Mariappa
Whenever he does play, he looks quite solid and expect him to keep his place for the game against Burnley. He defended well in the win against Crystal Palace.
LCB – Craig Cathcart
Long-standing defender Cathcart scored an own goal and then equalised for Watford last week. No doubts about this position whatsoever.
LB – Jose Holebas
He has shown the world what he is all about by scoring some magical goals already this season. He is an excellent crosser who will be key to winning this game.
RCM – Abdoulaye Doucoure
Probably the hottest property at Watford right now, this defensive midfielder has been on fire since the start of the season and Watford need to get the most out of him before he eventually moves away.
LCM – Etienne Capoue
Having worked up an understanding with Deeney over the last two seasons, he has been an important player in the midfield and will be key in dictating the pace of the game.
RAM – Ken Sema
He has shown himself in a good light over the last few weeks and even scored a belter of a goal. His presence seems to add a spark to the Watford attack.
LAM – Roberto Pereyra
The Argentine is their deadliest player because he is capable of sending shivers down the opponent’s spine. He will have to have a good game if they are to beat Burnley.
RF – Gerard Deulofeu
He is an expert dribbler and seems to complement Troy Deeney really well as he’s capable of collecting the touchdowns and second balls which the big man provides.
LF – Troy Deeney
Watford’s target man Deeney is a goalscorer above all else and while his figure does deter the build-up play, his movement and hold-up play make him the ideal centre-forward for this team.