Ighalo Eyes Win Against West Brom
WATFORD midfielders Almen Abdi and Steven Berghuis are both fit again after recovering from knee and leg injuries respectively. Defender Miguel Britos and goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis are both suspended.
West Brom’s record signing Salomon Rondon and fellow summer recruit Serge Gnabry will be given fitness tests before a decision is taken on whether to give them their club debuts.
Defender Gareth McAuley is back in the squad after a calf injury. “‘The Premier League is a little bit more difficult than the Championship,’ said Odion Ighalo on last weekend’s Match of the Day.
However, Watford were unfortunate not to win at Everton, and Vicarage Road will surely be rocking for their first home match back in the big time.
Should Hornets boss Quique Flores need any advice about establishing a club in the Premier League, he would learn much from a conversation with Tony Pulis of West Brom. “The Baggies will be smarting from the heavy home defeat to Manchester City, so expect the visitors to come out with a point to prove. “West Brom are a very close team, very strong, physical, balls in the air, they have really good players.
They try to play together, the individual lines are very short. We have to plan how we want to control the match.” “To have Man City and Chelsea as the two home games to start with is very difficult, then to play a newly promoted team on their first home game is tough.”