Javi Gracia to make 2 changes – Strongest 4-2-2-2 Watford line-up to face Fulham

Predicted Watford line-up to face Fulham in the Premier League

Watford’s unbeaten start to the season was brought to an end when Manchester United beat them 2-1 at the Vicarage Road last weekend. The Hornets have looked exceptional in the opening stages of the season and will definitely be dreaming of finishing in a Europa League spot.

Javi Gracia’s side travel to Craven Cottage this weekend to take on Slavisa Jokanovic’s Fulham. The Cottagers are on the back of a 3-0 thrashing from champions Manchester City and hence both managers would go out there to prove a point.

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Apart from long-term absentees Gerard Deulofeu and Tom Cleverley, Javi Gracia has a fully fit and firing squad to pick from for this game. Slight changes are expected to be made though, after an intense outing against Manchester United last time out.

Probable Watford XI

Manager: Javi Gracia

Formation: 4-2-2-2

Ben Foster (GK)

The former West Brom goalkeeper has been excellent since making the move to Watford this season. He will continue in goal.

Kiko Femenia (RB)

Femenia should start ahead of Daryl Janmaat in this game in order to provide the Dutchman with some much-needed rest.

Craig Cathcart (CB)

Cathcart will continue at the back after impressing in the opening stages of the season.

Christian Kabasele (CB)

Kabasele has looked solid at the back so far and will definitely start this game.

Jose Holebas (LB)

The Greek international’s supply and dead-ball ability have been a massive asset for the Hornets this season. More of the same will be expected from Javi Gracia.

Jose Holebas

Abdoulaye Doucoure (RCM)

Doucoure is one of the most versatile and fit players in the squad. He is more than capable of playing multiple games in a week.

Etienne Capoue (LCM)

Capoue’s direct runs on the ball and his distribution will be massive in the middle of the park for Watford in this game.

Will Hughes (RAM)

The youngster has impressed the manager after being handed a regular role in the squad this season. He will start in order to maintain the momentum.

Roberto Pereyra (LAM)

The Hornets’ most potent threat will be aiming to get back among the goals this weekend.

Roberto Pereyra

Troy Deeney (ST)

Deeney’s presence has always been a source of motivation on the field. The striker will lead the line once again.

Read more: 1 goal and 4 assists – Watford’s veteran star could prove to be the game-changer for Gracia this season

Isaac Success (ST)

Success has looked good whenever he has played. The striker was brilliant in the League Cup as well.

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