This is the team we predicted Steve Bruce will field at Vicarage Road today. It has six changes from the Man City defeat.
Steve Bruce hinted that Miguel Almiron, Jamaal Lascelles, and Allan Saint-Maximin will be available. There could be a shortage in midfield if Jonjo Shelvey is not risked after starting three games in the last week.
Bruce will want to field the strongest side possible to wash away any lingering stains from the Etihad display. However, he still has to proceed with caution over some of our oft-injured stars.
Florian Lejeune – thigh, Ciaran Clark – ankle, Isaac Hayden – hamstring, Sean Longstaff – hamstring, Allan Saint-Maximin – fatigue (late fitness test), Miguel Almiron – thigh (late fitness test), Jamaal Lascelles – ankle (late fitness test), Andy Carroll – groin (late fitness test)
Isaac Success – Achilles, Daryl Janmaat – knee, Gerard Deulofeu – knee
Our poll seems to show that our readers are confident for the most part of a result this afternoon. However, there’s still almost a third of the voters who think we’ll get nothing at Watford.
We need to see a reaction after Wednesday’s unacceptable performance. Hopefully, the regulars who missed out midweek will be ready to go and we will see a much-improved display.