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Watford predicted lineup vs Wolves - Premier League

Jamie Spencer
Watford urgently need to get points on the board
Watford urgently need to get points on the board / Paul Harding/GettyImages
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Watford continue their Premier League survival mission with a midweek trip to Wolves this week.

Roy Hodgson has so far only managed one win from seven games since his appointment in January. Five important points have come against Burnley, Aston Villa and Manchester United, but it hasn't been enough to lift the Hornets out of the relegation zone.

Thursday offers a chance to get points against a Wolves side on a surprising run of three consecutive Premier League defeats and here is the lineup the boss could pick...

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Ben Foster communicates well at the back
Ben Foster communicates well at the back / Nathan Stirk/GettyImages

Ben Foster (GK) - Two of the goalkeeper's four Premier League clean sheets this season have come in the last four games.

Kiko Femenia (RB) - Marked his return to the lineup on Saturday with an assist in place of the injured Jeremy Ngakia.

Craig Cathcart (CB) - An automatic starter under both former boss Claudio Ranieri and current boss Hodgson.

Samir (CB) - Has generally impressed since arriving in January, with the Hornets much more defensively solid than before.

Hassane Kamara (LB) - Another who has been a regular pick since his winter transfer into the club. Has hardly missed a minute.

2. Midfielders

Moussa Sissoko is in goalscoring form
Moussa Sissoko is in goalscoring form / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Moussa Sissoko (CM) - Leads this side well and scored his second goal in the space of three games against Arsenal.

Imran Louza (CM) - Has won his place back since the Africa Cup of Nations and has become an automatic starter for Hodgson.

Tom Cleverley (CM) - The ex-Manchester United man has continued to get the nod ahead of January signing Edo Kayembe in recent weeks.

3. Forwards

Cucho Hernandez gave Arsenal hell at the weekend
Cucho Hernandez gave Arsenal hell at the weekend / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Cucho Hernandez (RW) - Scored one and assisted the other in the 3-2 defeat against Arsenal in a rare start in Ismaila Sarr's absence.

Emmanuel Dennis (ST) - Has only scored once so far this calendar year but is looking for his 10th Premier League goal of the season.

Joao Pedro (LW) - Recalled to the starting lineup for the first time in a month last time and expected to keep his place with Joshua King a doubt.



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