Javi Gracia to make 11 changes – Strongest 4-2-2-2 Watford XI to face Tottenham

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

Watford continued their inspirational start under Javi Gracia by picking up a 2-0 win over Reading in the League Cup. The Hornets have looked fluid and crisp going forward, creating a number of chances in the final third.

Javi Gracia will now be aiming to stamp his dominance by getting one over an in-form Tottenham Hotspur side that is yet to lose a game this season. Spurs come into the game on the back of a thrilling 3-0 win against Manchester United and Watford cannot afford any sort of complacency.

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Apart from long-term absentee Younes Kaboul, Javi Gracia can pick from a fully fit and firing squad for the game against the Lilywhites. A couple of first-team stars were rested against Reading and will be making their return for this exciting game.

Probable Watford XI

Manager: Javi Gracia

Formation: 4-2-2-2

Ben Foster (GK)

Foster has already justified his move by making a number of vital saves in the opening weeks. He will start in goal instead of Heurelho Gomes.

Daryl Janmaat (RB)

Janmaat’s raids down the right flank will be crucial for the Hornets going forward. He is a good source of supply up front.

Daryl Janmaat

Craig Cathcart (CB)

Cathcart has been defensively diligent and smart in the opening weeks. A very committed and stoic defender.

Christian Kabasele (CB)

Kabasele has been a standout performer at the back for Watford this season. The Belgian flies into every challenge.

Jose Holebas (LB)

This could be the Greek defender’s best season. Holebas has made a great start under Gracia.

Abdoulaye Doucoure (RCM)

Doucoure’s tough-tackling approach will be vital in breaking down Tottenham in the midfield.

Abdoulaye Doucoure

Etienne Capoue (LCM)

Capoue registered a brilliant assist last week after surging through the midfield. His direct runs from deep in the midfield will pose all sorts of problems.

Will Hughes (RAM)

Hughes has thrived after being handed a regular role under Gracia. His distribution and ability to pick out a pass is what makes him an enticing option.

Roberto Pereyra (LAM)

Arguably, Watford’s best player going forward so far, Pereyra could be set loose against Spurs this weekend.

Andre Gray (ST)

Gray poses all sorts of problems in the final third. He has already picked up 1 goal and would love to get another against Tottenham.

Read more: Fantastic Wilmot, Brilliant Quinos – The best and the worst rated Watford players vs Reading

Trot Deeney (ST)

Deeney’s presence on the field is ever so crucial for the Hornets. Despite his age, he remains one of the most influential members in the squad.

Written by Sebastian Jacob

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