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Watford predicted lineup vs Burnley - Premier League

Max Parsons
It's not looking good for Roy Hodgson's side
It's not looking good for Roy Hodgson's side / Gareth Copley/GettyImages
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Watford have a huge chance of clawing back some ground in their fight to survive the drop as they host Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

Premier League safety is now a mammoth nine points away for Roy Hodgson's men, who are chasing the Clarets in 17th with a run of six defeats in seven league outings behind them. The Hornets have lost each of their previous four, most recently being hammered 5-1 by Manchester City.

They now face a gargantuan game against a Burnley side that has won two and drawn once since Sean Dyche's departure. Here's how the hosts could set up.


Watford predicted lineup vs Burnley (4-3-3)

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GK: Ben Foster - Has conceded 20 goals in his previous seven Premier League outings, but he's hardly solely responsible for that.

RB: Jeremy Ngakia - Kiko Femenia is a doubt for this clash, so Ngakia should continue on the right of the back line.

CB: Christian Kabasele - Has started the previous six for his side, not missing a second of action in the last five, and should be set for a seventh.

CB: Nicolas N'Koulou - A very long lay-off concluded as he made the bench last time out and, with a defensive change-up very much needed, he could be set for his first minutes since late November.

LB: Hassane Kamara - Provided the only highlight that Watford could salvage from the Etihad and will certainly keep his now-cemented spot.

CM: Moussa Sissoko - Hasn't missed a minute of Premier League action since matchday three and will surely don the skipper's armband once more here.

CM: Imran Louza - The midfielder undoubtedly possesses quality, but he's struggled to shine in what has been a drowsy season for the Watford collective.

CM: Tom Cleverley - Juraj Kucka is doubtful to feature this weekend, so we could see Cleverley earn a second consecutive start.

RW: Ismaila Sarr - Injury has hindered his season somewhat and although he hasn't showcased his best form for large parts, the Senegal international is a key component of this Watford side.

ST: Joao Pedro - Josh King struggled massively at Manchester City, so we could see Pedro's return.

LW: Emmanuel Dennis - A goal and an assist in his previous two appearances demonstrates how well his maiden Premier League campaign is turning out - has been a real bright spot for the Hornets this term.

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