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PREVIEW: Watford vs Everton – 24/02/18

Watford vs Everton

Date: 24/02/18

K/O: 17:30pm

Venue: Vicarage Road

TV: BT Sport

Watford host Everton in the Premier League in Saturday’s evening fixture at Vicarage Road.

Everton and Watford will be looking to claim three points in a game where both sides will feel they can win though both are without key first team players.

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Watford’s Gomes, Will Hughes and Britos are back in training and may potentially be used. Watford will however be without, centre back Younes Kaboul and Christian Kabasele, whist Tom Cleverley who will not play against his former side and Nathaniel Chalobah are all still sidelined.

Perhaps the lack of midfield options for Watford may cause them some problems against the Blues. Everton will be looking looking to improve on their decent form in an attempt to move closer to the top 6. However, they will be without new loan signing Mangala who could miss the rest of the season.

They will also be without Seamus Coleman. Leighton Baines may make his first start since before Christmas. Sam Allardyce has yet to have a fully fit defence since he joined the Toffees but is getting closer to having his first choice options at the back.

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Watford will feel that a win today would give them a realistic chance of pushing for a seventh place finish. However, with Everton being four points ahead of Watford, they would pass seventh place Burnley who’s poor run of form have allowed them to be caught up by the teams below.

Whatever the outcome, the fixture has the potential to be an interesting game that may be one to look out for this weekend. Especially after their exciting reverse fixture that saw Everton win 3-2 after trailing 0-2.

Written by Dominic Holt.

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