Predicted Watford Line-up To Face Stoke City In The Premier League
Watford will welcome Stoke City to Vicarage Road on Saturday as both teams get ready to battle it out for three precious points. Marco Silva’s men will look to continue their fine start to the season. The Hornets may have lost 4-2 at Chelsea in their previous match, but they were in the game throughout and have been very impressive so far.
In a season where almost every match is turning out to be an unpredictable nail-biting affair, Watford will be intent on sealing three points to progress higher up the table.
Watford have a lengthy injury list, with Seb Prodl, Craig Cathcart and Younes Kaboul all set to miss out on this match. Besides that, there are no other concerns for the manager and he is likely to field the same team he played at Stamford Bridge.
Manager: Marco Silva
Heurelho Gomes (GK)
Even though Gomes failed to stop as many shots against Chelsea, he has been solid for Watford at the back and is likely to continue manning the goal, against Stoke City.
Kiko Femenia (RB)
Femenia should start at right-back. He did seem a bit shaky against Chelsea but the upcoming game should provide him a chance for redemption.
Christian Kabasele (CB)
Kabasele is expected to be deployed in the heart of Watford’s defence after proving to be quite strong in the game against Arsenal.
Miguel Britos (CB)
Britos is likely to partner Kabasele, and the player will have to link up well with his partner in order to keep Stoke’s threats at bay.
Jose Holebas (LB)
The left-back continues to impress as his blocks and interceptions keep getting more effective. Holebas is likely to start in his usual role.
Etienne Capoue (DM)
Watford have been surging forward and defending strongly quite effortlessly, which has been mainly possible because of Capoue. Silva is likely to deploy the player in order to maintain the build-up.
Abdoulaye Doucoure (CM)
Capoue is likely to be partnered with Doucoure. This midfield partnership proved to be quite vital in other games, making a strong case for the manager to field the duo.
Touted as one of the best new additions to the Premier League, Richarlsion has been one of Watford’s most influential players. He is likely to take up his usual role to make things happen for the home side.
Tom Cleverley (CAM)
The player has thrived playing behind the central striker and is expected to continue his good work against Stoke City as well.
Andre Carrillo (RW)
Carrillo is yet to make a strong impact but he has been doing his duty diligently. If he does start against Stoke, the player should be hoping to do better.
Andre Gray (CF)
The striker continues to be a revelation up front for Watford. He was extraordinary in the match against Arsenal. If he is handed a start, Gray will be keen to get his name on the scoresheet against a relatively weak visiting side.