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How Watford could line up against Manchester City

How Watford could line up against Manchester City

Sports Mole looks at how Watford could line up for Saturday’s FA Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley Stadium.

Watford take on Manchester City in the 138th FA Cup final with the aim of winning the competition for the first time in their history.

The Hornets battled back from two goals down to stun Wolverhampton Wanderers with a 3-2 win after extra time in a dramatic semi-final.

Now, a month on from that incredible comeback at Wembley Stadium, Javi Gracia‘s men have the chance to make some history and end City’s charge for an unprecedented domestic treble.

Ahead of Saturday’s match in the English capital, Sports Mole looks at how Watford could line up.


Out: Sebastian Prodl (knee), Domingos Quina (shoulder)

Prodl and Quina are Watford’s only confirmed absentees for Saturday’s match as Jose Holebas‘s red card from the 4-1 loss to West Ham United on the final day of the campaign has been overturned.

Watford’s Player of the Year Etienne Capoue got some minutes under his belt in that defeat to the Hammers following a spell on the sidelines with a groin injury, meaning that he should be available to partner Abdoulaye Doucoure in the engine room.

Gerard Deulofeu was the semi-final hero for the Hornets thanks to a couple of goals from the bench, though his place in the side is far from guaranteed this weekend. Gracia must decide whether to go with the Spaniard or Andre Gray alongside skipper Troy Deeney.

Elsewhere, cup goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes will take over from Ben Foster in goal for what will be his final game in professional football before retiring in the summer – unless Gracia can persuade the Brazilian to delay his decision until next year.

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Pep Guardiola on the edge of his proverbial seat during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Leicester City on May 6, 2019

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