Watford journey to St Mary’s on Saturday to tackle Southampton within the FA Cup fourth spherical, as life with out Marco Silva begins.
The Portuguese supervisor was sacked at first of the week, with the Hornets transferring swiftly to nominate former Malaga and Rubin Kazan supervisor Javi Gracia.
The 47-year outdated has a number of harm issues to take care of at Vicarage Street however will likely be hopeful of carving out a end result in opposition to the Saints.
Right here is how the Hornets might lineup at kick-off for his first match in cost.
Heurelho Gomes continues to be battling the again harm that pressured him to overlook the 2-Zero defeat at Leicester final weekend.
Orestis Karnezis is on standby to step in as soon as extra ought to the Brazilian be dominated out.
The Hornets have struggled to maintain clear sheets this season, with a swathe of accidents partially in charge for a lot of disjointed performances.
Daryl Janmaat is prone to begin at right-back on account of Kiko Femenia’s hamstring harm, while Marvin Zeegalaar might maintain his place on the other flank regardless of Jose Holebas’ return to health.
Christian Kabasele has not had an everyday associate on the again this season and could also be partnered with Sebastian Prodl after Molla Wague suffered an harm on the King Energy Stadium.
Miguel Britos, Younes Kaboul and Craig Cathcart are all long-term casualties.
Watford are prone to subject their strongest potential aspect as they give the impression of being to construct momentum to take into their faltering league marketing campaign.
Abdoulaye Doucoure has been their star participant to date this season, impressing within the coronary heart of the Hornets midfield.
Tom Cleverley faces a late health check and will associate Doucoure if he comes via that unscathed. Andre Carrillo and Richarlison ought to present the width on the flanks for Javi Gracia’s aspect.
The Hornets might go for two strikers with Southampton enduring a torrid run of type. Andre Grey has saved Troy Deeney out of the aspect for a lot of the season, with Marco Silva usually fielding just one striker throughout his tenure on the membership.
With accidents elsewhere to deal with, Gracia might select to associate them collectively and take the sport to Southampton.