Tuesday, October 4, 2022

4-2-3-1 Watford Predicted Lineup To Face Swansea City: Gray To Lead The Line?

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Anirban Sarkar
Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.

It would be hard for Watford to get back to business when they travel to Wales to take on a jubilant Swansea City. Both the teams come into this match from two contrasting situations.

Watford got a battering at the hands of Manchester City as they were brutally thrashed by the Sky Blues 6-0 while Paul Clements’s side kept their encouraging form by stopping the wagon wheel of Tottenham Hotspur.

Watford had a torrid last season as they kept hovering around the drop zone and recovered somehow, but the arrival of Marco Silva has brought in expectations and the Portuguese gaffer has lived up to it to some extent.

If you watch Watford this season there has been a change in the approach of the Hornets and it has given a completely new and fresh look to the side. They managed just three away wins last season but this campaign the numbers are very promising as they already made it two out of two under the tutelage of Silva.

Predicted 4-2-3-1 Watford Starting Lineup Against Swansea City


Heurelho Gomes will be the man in the Watford goal.

Marco Silva has a selection headache as he has a number of injury concerns in the defensive department and will be forced to retain the defensive shape. Christian Kabasele has been pretty impressive in the Watford shirt this season and will be up against the Swansea attack.

Adrian Mariappa will be his partner crime in the central defence. This duo has to take responsibility and needs to ensure there won’t be a repeat of the Manchester City match.

Daryl Janmaat has earned the plaudits for his noticeable performance on the right side and should find him in the same position.

Jose Holebas has been a regular on the left side and will retain his position.


Nathaniel Chalobah will be tasked to disrupt the opposition attack.The 22-year-old will be stationed at the base of the midfield and will try to dictate the play.

Abdoulaye Doucouré will be the other player in the two-man midfield and will try to create space for his fellow attackers.


Tom Cleverley is now a vastly improved player and will have the no. 10 position to perform in this match. The former Manchester United midfielder has the tendency to drop down deep in a bid to man the midfield with more bodies.

Richarlison will start from the left flank while André Carrillo will try to harass opposition defenders from the right side.

Andre Gray will be the sole striker up front.

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