Picking the Best Potential Watford Lineup to Face Southampton on Saturday

​Watford host Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday, looking to build on last week's FA Cup win over Bristol City.


Here is the side Marco Silva could select against the struggling Saints.

Goalkeeper

  • Gomes
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​​Watford's ever present 'keeper will be expected to continue that run against the Saints on Saturday.

Defence

  • Janmaat
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  • Kabasele
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  • Wague
    Wague 13
  • Holebas
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​Jose Holebas gave manager Marco Silva some much needed positive news from an injury ravaged back line this week with the announcement he has extended his contract with the club until 2020. 


Daryl Janmaat hit a 25-yard stunner at St Mary's in the reverse fixture in September. Molla Wague has quickly established his place alongside Christian Kabasele since scoring in the Boxing Day win over ​Leicester in what was only his second appearance for the club.

Midfield

  • Carrillo
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  • Cleverley
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  • Doucouré
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  • Pereyra
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​Abdoulaye Doucoure has earned something of a reputation for long range wonder strikes this season, with one of those coming in that win over ​Southampton in September. 


Andre Carrillo got his second goal of the season in the Cup win over ​Bristol City last week, while Tom Cleverley will help Doucoure control the game from the centre of the park while Roberto Pereyra provides a threat from out wide.

Forwards

  • Deeney
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  • Richarlison
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​Against a side struggling for goals in the absence of their top scorer, Watford may feel that one goal could be enough to secure a win here.


With that in mind, Marco Silva may choose to offer up a double threat, both physically and in terms of finishing, in the shape of Richarlison and Troy Deeney against a defence that has injury problems of its own.

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