Picking the Best Potential Watford Lineup to Play Manchester City on Tuesday Night

After their 2-0 defeat away to Leicester last weekend, Watford have not won any of their last four Premier League matches.


They will be looking to snap that losing run on Tuesday night, when the Hornets host table-topping Manchester City.


Here is the lineup Watford boss Javi Gracia is likely to pick for Tuesday's clash. 

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Ben Foster (GK) - Foster faces a difficult task in keeping out a Manchester City side who have scored three or more goals in four of their last five games. The former England no.1 is likely to be in for a busy night. 


Kiko Femenía (RB) - The Spaniard, who has earned a regular run in the side after Daryl Janmaat's injury, will not be looking forward to coming up against Raheem Sterling, who is arguably the league's most dangerous player based on current form.


Craig Cathcart (CB) - Experienced Northern Ireland international Cathcart will need to lead by example in defence as Watford have not kept a clean sheet in the Premier League since October. 


Adrian Mariappa (CB) - Veteran centre-half Mariappa has made over 250 appearances for the Hornets across two spells with the club. At the age of 32, his lack of pace could be exposed by the lightning-quick Gabriel Jesus.


José Holebas (LB) - Always a threat going forward, Holebas has registered an impressive four assists in the 2018/19 season so far. 

2. Midfielders

Abdoulaye Doucouré (CM) - The rangy French midfielder, who scored seven league goals in 2017-18, may have the chance to be a threat on the counter against a City side who will want to dominate possession. 


Will Hughes (CM) - Hughes has managed to nail down a first-team spot in the Watford XI after persistent injury problems frustrated the 23-year-old in his first season with the Hornets. 


Nathaniel Chalobah (CM) - Etienne Capoue will miss the visit of Manchester City through suspension, with recent England debutant Nathaniel Chalobah likely to be the man who replaces Capoue in Watford's starting lineup.

3. Forwards

Gerard Deulofeu (LW) - Former Barcelona and Milan midfielder Deulofeu has impressed since making his loan move to the Hornets at the end of last season. He is always a threat with his electric pace.


Isaac Success (ST) - Another player who has performed well recently, Success has benefitted from Javi Gracia's decision to switch from a 4-4-2 to a 4-3-3. 


Roberto Pereyra (RW) - The Argentine started the season in blistering form but, like many of his team-mates, has struggled to replicate his form from the opening weeks of the campaign. 

Ahead of Watford's game at home to Manchester City on Tuesday night, we take a look at the lineup Javi Gracia is likely to pick for the game.