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Friday 23 August 2019 07:46, UK
Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Watford vs West Ham in the Premier League.
Record signing Ismaila Sarr could make his Watford debut on Saturday, but there are fitness doubts over Roberto Pereyra and Abdoulaye Doucoure.
But the big blow for the Hornets is captain Troy Deeney, who has been ruled out for several weeks after undergoing knee surgery.
West Ham have a fully fit squad to choose from, barring long-term absentee Winston Reid (knee).
It means Jack Wilshere, Carlos Sanchez and Andriy Yarmolenko are all in contention, as well as captain Mark Noble, who has missed the past two games with a calf injury. Sebastian Haller and Felipe Anderson are also ready for selection after picking up knocks.
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West Ham started slow last season and they have been waiting for a few players to come back. I thought they would have let Javier Hernandez go but they have kept him and I don't see this being a high-scoring team.
Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini and Jack Wilshere have to do more. They need to get a few results to get going.
Watford have been the big disappointment of the season so far. They were a good side last season but we haven't seen anything from Gerard Deulofeu yet. It's time for them to start.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (8/1 with Sky Bet)