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4-2-3-1 Watford Predicted Lineup Vs West Bromwich Albion: 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.

Three wins out of six sums up Watford’s season so far. The Hornets have started the season in the best possible way and would be hoping to continue their momentum when they visit the Hawthorns to take on West Bromwich Albion.

Watford have a tough task to cut out as the Baggies have turned the Hawthorns into a fortress this season as they are yet to lose a match. Tony Pulis’ brand of football emphasises more on defence so it would be interesting to see how Marco Silva approaches this match to break the deadlock.

Watford are sitting pretty comfortably in the sixth position and will have the chance to leapfrog Liverpool if the other results go their way. They have bounced back from their 6-0 loss against Manchester City as they subdued Swansea City in the last match. However, this match would offer a completely different test for the Hornets.

Predicted 4-2-3-1 Watford starting Lineup Against West Bromwich Albion

Defence

Heurelho Gomes will fold his sleeves in the Watford goal. The 36-year-old has been a revelation and has defied all odds to maintain his stupendous form at the back.

The pair of Christian Kabasele and Adrian Mariappa has done pretty well for the Hornets defence and should see out this match with ease. The Baggies look barely threatening this season but they do have a number of capable players to do the damage.

Kiko Femenia has had a good season since arriving in the summer and will be on the right side. Jose Holebas has made the left side his own and should start this match.

Midfield

Injury to Nathaniel Chalobah has had a big impact on Silva’s strategy. The former Chelsea midfielder had started to find life easy at the Vicarage Road but broke his kneecap in a very unfortunate accident.

This has opened a window of opportunity for Etienne Capoue who has fallen down in the pecking order. The 29-year-old will be in the holding midfield role.

Abdoulaye Doucouré has been the source of energy and creativity in the middle of the pitch and will continue to take his stride.

Attack

The Hornets attacking contingent is probably one of the best in the business. Tom Cleverley has flourished in a more advanced position and Silva needs to extract more from him.

Richarlison and André Carrillo have had a very good understanding between them and will try to combine in attack. Andre Gray will start up front. Here is how they might line up:

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