Picking the Best Potential Watford Lineup to Face Manchester City on Tuesday

​Watford travel to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, and the Hornets will be looking to bounce back after they fell to a shock defeat against bottom of the league ​Swansea City on Saturday.


Here is the best potential lineup for the match...

Goalkeeper

  • Gomes
    Gomes1

​Heurelho Gomes has been in fine form for the Hornets this season. However, the Brazilian, along with his defence, have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight ​Premier League games. 


If Watford are to get anything from the game against City, Gomes and his back four will need to be on top form.

Defence

  • Janmaat
    Janmaat2
  • Wague
    Wague 13
  • Kabasele
    Kabasele27
  • Holebas
    Holebas25

​The only change from the Hornets shock defeat against the Swans on Saturday is likely to be at left back, with Jose Holebas set to come in. 


The two full backs for ​Watford have been key to their success this season, however they have also contributed to their downfall. The pair push high up the pitch, but against a rampant City attack the duo are expected to be more defensively minded.


Midfield

  • Cleverley
    Cleverley8
  • Doucouré
    Doucouré16
  • Carrillo
    Carrillo28
  • Pereyra
    Pereyra37
  • Richarlison
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It is fair to say that before the beginning of the season not many people knew who Abdoulaye Doucoure was. However, since arriving at Vicarage Road the Frenchman has been in top form. 


The 24-year old has six goals in the Premier League this season, and most of his goals have been pieces of brilliance. Doucoure has formed a solid partnership with Tom Cleverley at the base of the midfield, and the two will need to be on top form on Tuesday when they come up against what is possibly the best midfield in the league.

Forwards

  • Okaka
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​Stefano Okaka began the season brilliantly for Watford, and only recently has come back into the team. An opening day goal against ​Liverpool meant that Okaka became an instant hit at Vicarage Road, however since then manager Marco Silva has somewhat left the Italian in the cold.


Okaka was handed his first start since the opening day of the season against Swansea last time out. The Italian impressed and is expected to start once again against the runaway leaders of Tuesday.

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