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Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Revitalised Watford ready to sink depleted Hammers

Well-organised Hornets to follow up Chelsea drubbing

Watford thrashed Chelsea 4-1
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3pm Saturday

The debate over Antonio Conte's future dominated the aftermath of Watford's 4-1 win over Chelsea but it was an excellent performance from the Hornets and they can follow it up with a victory at West Ham.

Javi Gracia has been at Watford for just three games but seems to be having a positive impact because the Hertfordshire side are playing with much more energy and organisation.


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They caused all sorts of problems for Chelsea and are likely winners against West Ham, who haven't looked anywhere near as fluent while Manuel Lanzini has been on the sidelines.

Recommendation
Watford draw no bet
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Team news
West Ham
New signing Patrice Evra could make his debut and Marko Arnautovic (hamstring) may return to the squad but Pedro Obiang, Manuel Lanzini and Andy Carroll are injured and Arthur Masuaku is suspended. Winston Reid (groin) and Jose Fonte (ankle) could feature.

Watford
The injury situation remains unchanged with Heurelho Gomes, Kiko Femenia, Younes Kaboul, Craig Cathcart, Miguel Britos, Christian Kabasele, Will Hughes, Nathaniel Chalobah and Tom Cleverley unavailable. Troy Deeney (ankle) has missed some training but is expected to play.

Key stat
West Ham have won one of their last five Premier League home matches. 


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