Predicted Watford line-up to face Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League
Javi Gracia will be aiming to lift Watford from the ashes after the club endured a frustrating season last time out. The Hornets have made a couple of signings to bolster the squad this season and will certainly be aiming to start on the front foot.
They kick .ff their campaign against the impressive Brighton and Hove Albion at home. Here we take a look at the possible line-up Javi Gracia could field against the Seagulls.
Probable Watford XI
Manager: Javi Gracia
Ben Foster (GK)
One of the most experienced goalkeepers in England now plies his trade with the Hornets. He should start between the sticks on Saturday.
Daryl Janmaat (RB)
The Dutch international is a committed defender and a constant threat while surging forward. He should be given the nod.
Christian Kabasele (CB)
A diligent defender and a constant threat from set-pieces, Kabasele’s aerial prowess in the team is unrivalled.
Craig Cathcart (CB)
Cathcart is a smart and able defender who should be fielded alongside Kabasele. The two share a strong partnership from last season.
Adam Masina (LB)
Watford’s new signing is a talented full-back who possesses a number of traits to flourish under Javi Gracia. He should be given a start on Saturday.
Tom Cleverley (RCM)
The former Manchester United man’s distribution and vision in the middle of the park were vital for the Hornets last season. He is also their go-to man for set-pieces.
Abdoulaye Doucoure (CM)
One of Watford’s top performers last season, Doucoure should start on Saturday.
Etienne Capoue (LCM)
Capoue likes to get going right from the start of the season. An impressive dribbler of the ball, he will be a constant threat in the final third.
Roberto Pereyra (RW)
Pereyra was regularly on the scoresheet for the Hornets last season. He scores and also creates for his teammates, influencing Watford’s attacking play with poise.
Andre Gray (ST)
Gray should be given a regular role this time now that Troy Deeney has come of age.
Gerard Deulofeu (LW)
The former Barcelona winger is devastating on the attack, using his pace and dribbling attributes to take on defenders. He is capable of scoring the occasional blinders.