Premier League high flyers Watford will be looking to bounce back after their first defeat of the season in all competitions as they face a somewhat unpredictable Fulham side in Saturday’s early kick off.
Javi Gracia’s side will travel to Cravan Cottage for the first time since December 2014, which saw the Hornets walk away 5-0 victors, courtesy of a Troy Deeney hatrick.
Yet to change the starting lineup in the opening five fixtures of the league season, the Watford head coach isn’t expected to tamper with his starting eleven once again.
With that in mind, here is how Watford could lineup to face Fulham on Saturday.
1. Goalkeeper & Defenders
Ben Foster (GK) – The 35-year-old shot stopper produced a number of outstanding saves in the Hornets defeat to his former employers Manchester United, and will be hoping to keep his second clean sheet of the season.
Daryl Janmaat (RB) – Despite being replaced late by backup right back Kiko Femenia against the Red Devils, the Dutch international largely impressed last weekend and should feature against Fulham.
Craig Cathcart (CB) – Having conceded just five goals this season in all competitions, the centre back partnership of Cathcart and Kabasele doesn’t look like changing any time soon.
Christian Kabasele (CB) – The 27-year-old made a world class, last ditch challenge against Manchester United last Saturday and will certainly be in Javi Gracia’s plan for this weekend.
Jose Holebas (LB) – With four assists and a goal to his name, Holebas has been one of many stars in the Hornets side this season and will feature again against Fulham.
Roberto Pereyra (LM) – The Argentinian has bagged three goals so far this season and will take his place on the left side of the Hornets midfield once again.
Etienne Capoue (CM) – Having secured his spot in Javi Gracia’s starting lineup so far this campaign, the French international will be looking to continue his run of games this weekend.
Abdoulaye Doucoure (CM) – As one of the top rated players outside the Premier League’s so-called big six, Doucoure will most definitely feature against the Premier League newbies.
Will Hughes (RM) – The 23-year-old Englishman has excelled in his new look role on the right side of the Hornets midfield set up and will retain his place in the Watford side.
Andre Gray (ST) – The striker will be looking to add to his goal tally against Fulham this weekend, as he slots in alongside his fellow compatriot.
Troy Deeney (ST) – The Watford captain bagged three goals in his last appearance against the Cottagers and will be leading the Hornets out for the sixth time this season.