Watford's slide set to continue at Stoke
Potters primed to punish injury-hit Hornets
The Hornets have lost 11 of their last 16 league games and are likely to be relegated unless they improve under the new manager.
Stoke have benefited from an upturn after appointing Paul Lambert and can build on their impressive 2-0 win at home to Huddersfield.
They played with a lot more energy and aggression against the Terriers and may be too strong for injury-hit Watford.
2pts 5-4 general
Glen Johnson (knee) is the only absentee for the hosts.
Troy Deeney (illness) is a doubt but Tom Cleverley, Isaac Success and Younes Kaboul are back in training. Craig Cathcart, Molla Wague, Heurelho Gomes, Miguel Britos, Will Hughes, Kiko Femenia and Nathaniel Chalobah are injured. Gerard Deulofeu are joined on loan from Barcelona and could feature.
Watford have lost their last six away matches.
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