Watford vs West Ham
Venue: Vicarage Road
Kick off: 3PM
Watford host West Ham United this afternoon with both sides looking to register their first wins of the new Premier League season.
Javi Gracia’s Hornets lost 1-0 to Everton at Goodison Park last Saturday, while Manuel Pellegrini’s Hammers responded to their 5-0 opening weekend drubbing against Manchester City by picking up a point against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Watford’s defeat to Everton took their losing run in the Premier League to five games dating back to last season, with their only league wins since April coming against Fulham and Huddersfield Town.
The Hornets were markedly improved against the Toffees last Saturday, ultimately only undone by a slow start that they failed to recover from.
Roberto Pereyra was restored to the team for that game in place of Andre Gray, while former Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck made his debut as a second-half substitute.
After this weekend’s game with the Hammers, Javi Gracia’s side face a midweek Carabao Cup tie with Coventry City and a trip to Newcastle United before the season’s first international break at the beginning of September.
Watford possible XI: Foster, Femenia, Dawson, Cathcart, Holebas, Doucoure, Capoue, Hughes, Deulofeu, Welbeck, Gray.
West Ham United possible XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Rice, Antonio, Lanzini, Anderson, Haller, Hernandez.