Premier League 2018-19: Week 22 Round Up | Man Utd continue winning run

English Premier League 2018-19: Week 22 Round Up | Man Utd continue winning run

Round 22 of English Premier League 2018-19 brought some breathtaking action, eye-catching goals and the usual dose of thrills and spills. 


This week saw Manchester United outwit Harry Kane’s Tottenham, while Arsenal fell to West Ham United. The Blues registered a narrow win at home and League leaders Liverpool returned to their winning ways. Here are the results from the week gone by, and some of the key talking points.

Burnley 2-1 Fulham

Burnley profited from two own goals in quick succession to seal an essential 2-1 victory over fellow Premier League strugglers, Fulham at Turf Moor on Saturday. Andre Schurrle’s sensational volley stunned the home crowd inside two minutes but the game was turned on its head midway through the first half. Jeff Hendrick was involved in both goals, seeing his blasted effort deflect in off Joe Bryan and three minutes later it was his chipped cross which Denis Odoi nodded beyond Sergio Rico.

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Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford

Watford came from behind to claim a dramatic 2-1 Premier League win over Crystal Palace, with substitute Tom Cleverley scoring a sublime winner. Craig Cathcart’s own goal after 38 minutes had Palace on course for victory, but the Watford defender scored at the right end 23 minutes from time. And Cleverley, yet to start in the league this season as he returns from injury, netted his first goal since October 2017 with a superb volley to give his side, who only managed two shots on target, an impressive victory.

Huddersfield Town 0-0 Cardiff City

Bottom club Huddersfield Town ended their eight-match losing streak in the Premier League with a goalless draw at fellow strugglers Cardiff City on Saturday but were left fuming over a decision by referee Lee Mason as he pointed to the spot after Florent Hadergjonaj went down under challenge from Joe Bennett, but changed his mind after consulting his assistant. Cardiff, in 17th place, did not manage a shot on target and Huddersfield will feel they should have picked up a rare win in South Wales.

Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle United

Willian scored an emphatic winner for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as they edged out plucky Newcastle 2-1 on Saturday evening. Pedro had put the hosts ahead early in the game with a clever finish but the Magpies went in level at the interval after a towering header from Ciaran Clark. Fourth-placed Chelsea have won five of their last seven league matches and sit six points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal.

West Ham 1-0 Arsenal

Declan Rice’s terrific first West Ham goal proved enough to give the Hammers a first league win over Arsenal since 2015, at the London Stadium. The 19-year-old struck early in the second half, tied up by former Arsenal man Samir Nasri, as Unai Emery’s side put in a flat away performance. The defeat means Arsenal could end the weekend six points outside the top four.

Brighton 0-1 Liverpool

Liverpool bounced back from defeat to Manchester City as Mohamed Salah sunk Brighton to open up a seven-point lead at the top. Salah won and converted a decisive 50th-minute penalty as Liverpool returned to winning ways with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Brighton and Hove Albion. It’s the Reds first win of 2019 to put their New Year stumble to bed as Klopp also protected his impressive record of never having lost back-to-back league games in charge of Liverpool.

Leicester City 1-2 Southampton

Ten-man Southampton climbed out of the relegation zone as they dug in to stifle Leicester at the King Power Stadium. The Saints were good value for their 2-0 lead at half-time, with James Ward-Prowse converting an 11th-minute penalty before Shane Long’s first goal of the season doubled the visitors’ lead. The loss is the third in four matches at home for Leicester and puts the pressure back on boss Claude Puel amid renewed speculation over his future.

Everton 2-0 Bournemouth

Kurt Zouma and Dominic Calvert-Lewin gave Everton a 2-0 win over Bournemouth to move them into the top half of the Premier League table. Zouma scored his first Everton goal as the Toffees beat a Bournemouth side that had impressed for large parts of the game Goodison Park but couldn’t find that cutting edge up front. The hosts then wrapped up the three points when substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin converted Lookman’s low cross in added time.

Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Manchester United

Manchester United gave the clearest indication yet of their transformation under Ole Gunnar Solksjaer by hanging on to defeat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at Wembley. Marcus Rashford scored the only goal, latching on to Paul Pogba’s fine through ball to finish low past Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris. But the real architect of United’s sixth successive victory was David de Gea, who pulled off a string of saves to deny the hosts as they piled on the pressure in the second half.

2018-19 English Premier League: Week 21 Round Up | Man Utd continue winning run

2018-19 English Premier League: Week 21 Round Up | Man Utd continue winning run

Round 21 of English Premier League 2018-19 provided all the materials to excite and incite the football fans all around the globe. 


The English Premier League is always arousing, and it was full of twists and turns this week also. The matches saw some bumper results, an outstanding form of a few players, and the usual dose of action and drama. Here are the results and some of the key talking points.

 

Everton 0-1 Leicester City

Jamie Vardy scored the only goal of the game as Leicester beat a frustrated Everton side 1-0 at Goodison Park in the first Premier League game of 2019. The Toffees, who have not won in their past four home games, drop 11th in the table. Leicester have won three of their past four Premier League matches, one more than in their previous 10 combined.

 

Arsenal 4-1 Fulham

Arsenal reduced the gap with fourth-placed Chelsea to three points on New Years’ Day with a victory over Fulham. Granit Xhaka put Arsenal in front when he stabbed Alex Iwobi’s cross into the net. Alexandre Lacazette doubled the lead 10 minutes after the break. Aboubakar Kamara gave Fulham hope with a close-range finish at the back post after a Ryan Sessegnon cross. Their optimism did not last long though as Aaron Ramsey came off the bench to add a third for Arsenal. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rounded things off with a fortunate finish.

 

Cardiff City 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur

2018 ended terribly for Tottenham Hotspur, but opening half-hour goals from Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, and Son Heung-Min meant their new year got off to a roaring start. Spurs cruised to a 3-0 win over Cardiff at the Cardiff City Stadium, their sixth win in seven matches over the crammed holiday period. The victory eased Spurs back above Manchester City into second place and six points adrift of leaders Liverpool.

 

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Crystal Palace

Roy Hodgson’s decision to recall Jordan Ayew paid dividends at Molineux on Wednesday as the striker scored in Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win over Wolves. Jordan Ayew put the visitors ahead with seven minutes remaining. Luka Milivojevic then made no mistake from the penalty spot deep into stoppage time after Wilfried Zaha was brought down by Ryan Bennett.

 

Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

Chelsea and Southampton kicked off their 2019 league campaign with a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge, with very few clear-cut chances for either side. Eden Hazard had the best opportunity of the game during the first half, but couldn’t beat Premier League debutant Angus Gunn in the Saints goal. The Blues thought they were ahead in the second half only for Alvaro Morata’s strike to be ruled out for offside as the points were shared at the Bridge.

 

West Ham United 2-2 Brighton

Marko Arnautovic scored a quick double to rescue a 2-2 draw for West Ham against Brighton on Wednesday in a Premier League game that saw all four goals scored in a 12-minute span in the second half. There were just 125 seconds between Dale Stephen’s opener for Brighton and Shane Duffy putting the Seagulls two goals in front, whilst there were 131 seconds between Marko Arnautovic’s two strikes for West Ham.

 

Huddersfield 1-2 Burnley

Burnley kicked off 2019 in the best way possible as they beat Huddersfield 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium. Ashley Barnes scored the winner for the Clarets in the second half which moved them out of the relegation zone. Huddersfield took the lead through Steve Mounie’s header in the 33rd minute but conceded Chris Wood’s equalizer and had Christopher Schindler sent off within two minutes before half-time.

 

Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer maintained his 100 percent record as Manchester United manager after two late goals helped his side to a 2-0 win over Newcastle United. Substitute Romelu Lukaku broke the deadlock after 65 minutes with his first touch of the game, reacting superbly after Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka had fumbled a free-kick. Lukaku was also involved in the second goal 10 minutes from time as Marcus Rashford produced a clinical finish to seal a fourth straight win under Solsjkaer.

 

Bournemouth 3-3 Watford

In an exciting encounter at the Vitality Stadium, Troy Deeney opened the scoring in the 14th minute for eighth-placed Watford with a low header into the bottom corner and made it 2-0 from just inside the area in the 27th. The Bournemouth fans did not have long to wait for a reply, with Nathan Ake pulling one back in the 34th and Callum Wilson then equalizing with a header at the near post three minutes later. That was just the beginning, with Ken Sema making it 3-2 to Watford in the 39th and Ryan Fraser again equalizing in the 40th, four goals in the space of six minutes.

5 Premier League Teams likely to be effected by FA’s potential cap on Foreign Players

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Brexit seems to be affecting the Premier League now with the English FA Suggesting a reduced cap on the Number of Foreign Players.


The current laws of the Premier League allow teams to have a maximum of 17 Foreign players in their 25-man Squad and provided FA’s Suggestion becomes a law, we could see that number go down to 13. So, Given the current ratio of Foreign to English/Welsh Players where would your favorite Club stand if this Rule is applied. Without further ado, the Top 5 Premier League Clubs that are likely to be most affected by FA’s suggestion.

1. Manchester City- 17 Players

Unsurprisingly, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have a full quota of their 17 foreign players as players like Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero, David Silva, and Ederson form the core of the Sky Blues. Though Manchester City have English Players like Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling, John Stones, Fabian Delp and Phil Foden they also have homegrown players like Spanish International Brahim Diaz who would be considered as an English homegrown player. If the rule is implemented it’s safe to say that Manchester City will be in trouble.

 

2. Tottenham Hotspur- 17 Players

This one’s a surprise. Considering Majority of England’s World Cup Squad comprised of Spurs players with the likes of Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Danny Rose, Keiran Trippier and Harry Winks will be all set to become the side’s most important players. To be honest, when you have a look at Tottenham’s Squad List a lot of the Foreign Players are squad players and don’t play a key role in the team like Georges-Kévin N’Koudou, Juan Foyth, Fernando Llorente and Paulo Gazzaniga. If the FA does put a cap on the foreign players you can bank on Spurs to replace these players with talented Homegrown or English Youngsters from their Academy. No Problem.

 

3. Brighton and Hove Albion- 17 Players

We don’t usually associate small Clubs in the Premier League with a full quota of foreign players but Brighton is a Surprise. With Jose Izquierdo, Pascal Gross, Anthony Knockaert and Shane Duffy comprising of the core group of players. The ‘Seagulls’ have just started playing well under Chris Hughton and are a comfortable Five places clear of the relegation zone. It’ll be a shame if they have to rebuild their squad.

 

4. Watford- 17 Players

Javi Garcia’s side has looked extremely impressive this Season and are at an impressive 7th place on the Premier League. But the Club has 17 Foreign players with overseas players like Etienne Capoue, Roberto Pereyra and Jose Holebas to name a few. There isn’t a lack of English talent in the team with captain Troy Deeney, Midfielder Tom Cleverley, and Forward Andre Gray also playing pivotal roles. Watford will be skeptical if the FA imposes the rule bringing the number of players down to 13. Major transfers will have to be imposed

 

5. Huddersfield Town- 17 Players

A Club that finds itself in a relegation battle at 19th place and also have an abundance of foreign players. Difference between Huddersfield and the other teams on this list is that the foreign players are barely performing and maybe losing a few of these underperformers may not be such a bad idea after all.

 

Arsenal 2 – 0 Watford | Premier League 2018/19

Arsenal 2 - 0 Watford | Premier League 2018/19

Arsenal bag their fifth straight Premier League win after a hard-fought 2 – 0 victory over Watford. 

Watford‘s confidence that had not been shaken since their perfect start to the season was ended by a draw and a defeat from their last two games, and they tried to press Arsenal hard from the start at the Emirates but eventually failed.

Will Hughes failed to take advantage of the let-off when he planted a volley wide from the edge of the box early in the match when he should have found the net provided the time he had to shoot.

A tough competition followed for both the teams. Arsenal spent much of the game lacking creativity, and their best chance of the first half came from a Watford mistake when Alexandre Lacazette caught Cathcart in possession, before rushing through and missing the far corner.

Petr Cech was forced off with a hamstring injury just before half-time and his replacement Bernd Leno needed to be in good form to keep up with his predecessor’s performance.

Andre Gray had a one on one saved by Leno and an Isaac Success effort glanced the post with the scores goalless. It was Leno’s decisiveness rather than his reflexes which denied Gray when he raced off his line to narrow the angle when the striker played through one-on-one and shot straight at him. But he was nowhere near keeping out Success’ effort when the Gunners‘ defence again proved to be shaky and allowed him to find space in behind, and was relieved to see the forward’s effort brush the far post before going out.

Arsenal’s sighs of relief soon turned to cry of joy when Iwobi’s cross to Lacazette struck Craig Cathcart’s leg and bounced into his own goal at the 81st minute. Two minutes later, Arsenal quickly added another, Lacazette transforming into a provider and Mesut Ozil firing home a goal to give Arsenal a seventh consecutive win in total, and the fifth in the Premier League.

Those two goals extend the Gunners‘ winning run to 5 under Unai Emery to make it their longest run of Premier League victories since August 2017. 

Arsenal faces Qarabang FK for Europa League match on Thursday, 4th October. 

Also read: Premier League Team Of The Week | Gameweek 6

Arsenal VS Watford – Match Prediction | Premier League

Arsenal VS Watford - Match Prediction | Premier League

Arsenal VS Watford, Kick-Off: 29th September 07:30 PM (IST)

Unai Emery‘s side are on the path to their 5th consecutive Premier League win when they face Watford at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. The midweek 3-1 Carabao Cup triumph over Brentford gives them their 6th straight win in all competitions.

The Hornets start the game week in the 4th position, but the Gunners will be looking overtake them in the Premier League table. The Gunners kept their first clean sheet under Unai Emery against Everton but it was almost completely due to Petr Cech. His side’s defence continues to be a work in progress and Watford will surely pose a physical test for it. 

Team News

Arsenal: Sokratis Papastathopoulos is available for selection after overcoming a dead leg which forced him off against Everton.

Watford: Christian Kabasele is available after his red card, in the Carabao Cup tie against Tottenham, was repealed. Troy Deeney is also available for selection following his knock against Fulham.  

Predicted Line-ups

Arsenal: Cech | Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi, Monreal | Xhaka, Torreira, Ramsey, Ozil, Aubameyang | Lacazette

Watford: Foster | Navarro, Cathcart, Kabasele, Holebas | Docoure, Capoue, Hughes, Pereyra | Gray, Deeney

Key Players

Arsenal: Alexandre Lacazette has been involved in 5 goals in his last 5 matches for the Gunners. The French striker will be the prime candidate to ripple the Watford net.

Watford: Former Juventus midfielder Roberto Pereyra has been the main man going forward for Watford with 3 goals in 6 matches in the Premier League.

Score Prediction

Arsenal 3 – 2 Watford: Although Watford have had a flying start to the Premier League, they seemed to have lost form, and are now without a win in their last 3 matches. The Gunners, on the other hand, have won their last 6 matches after losing their first 2 and will likely continue their fine form and beat the Hornets.

Arsenal 3 – 1 Brentford | Carabao Cup

Arsenal 3 - 1 Brentford | Carabao Cup

Arsenal continued their excellent form as they defeated Championship side Brentford 3 – 1 in the third-round of Carabao Cup.

Arsenal made nine changes in their team after the win over Everton. One of the fresh starters, Danny Welbeck scored twice before the half-time giving the Gunners an early boost. 

The course of the match might have differed had Bernd Leno‘s puzzlingly poor touch from a Shkodran Mustafi back-pass not trickled wide of his own net in the 2nd minute. Proving that once again that the Gunners’ need to solidifying their defence.

Welbeck rose unchallenged to undoubtedly head in Matteo Guendouzi‘s cross in the 5th minuteHis second goal was at the 37th minute where he finished a sweeping move, connecting with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alex Iwobi and Nacho Monreal, to produce a tap-in.

Bernd Leno’s clean sheet was compromised when midfielder Alan Judge scored a brilliant free-kick in. Brentford almost had an equalizer in quick time but Sergi Canos blazed a shot over the bar. The Championship side were encouraged after a goal and, for a period, pressed hard in search of an equalizer that never came.

Arsenal maintained the ball convincingly and the substitute Alexandre Lacazette put the seal on Arsenal’s victory with a firm finish 2 minutes into added time. His fellow substitute Lucas Torreira assisted him with the goal.

Unai Emery‘s side finally got a hard-fought 3-1 win over Brentford as they sail into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, sealing Unai Emery’s sixth successive victory after a shaky start to the season. The new Gunners’ boss is attempting to do something his predecessor Arsene Wenger never managed to, in making his players work harder than ever before, notwithstanding the importance of a match.

Arsenal face Watford at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, 29th September for their 7th match of the Premier League.

Tottenham 2 – 2 Watford (Penalties: 4 – 2) | Carabao Cup

Tottenham 2 - 2 Watford (Penalties: 4 - 2) | Carabao Cup

Tottenham Hotspur beat Watford in an all-Premier League tie on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the Carabao Cup.

Dele Alli received an enthusiastic welcome at the stadium of MK Dons, his boyhood club, which Tottenham used as a temporary venue for this Carabao Cup third-round tie.

Watford forward Isaac Success lit up a slow game with an opener immediately after half-time. Success beat Serge Aurier as he ran onto Kiko Femenia’s pass to put the visitors ahead straight from the kick-off in the 46th minute. They should have increased their advantage when Ken Sema ran onto a diverted Watford cross almost four yards out, but his shot went up the air giving Spurs the space to take a breather.

Watford seemed to be close to causing another upset against Tottenham, however, after Christian Kabasele was sent off for a foul on the Dele Alli as he clipped the midfielder’s heels in the box. Alli netted his first of the night from the penalty spot into the corner beyond a fully stretched Heurelo Gomes leveling the game at the 81st minute.

Within minutes of leveling, Spurs went in front, as Erik Lamela finished off a brilliant counter-attack at the 85th minute connecting to Dembele‘s through-ball completing an exceptional comeback. However, the match was far from over even though both sides were down to 10 men after Aurier was forced off with an injury.

Etienne Capoue’s shot was deflected beyond Pablo Gazzaniga via Ben Davies in the 89th minute, giving Watford a chance in the penalty shoot-out.

Gazzaniga was in top form in the penalties; Capoue and Domingos Quina missed their spot-kicks in the shoot-out for Watford and Alli once again stepped up to send Spurs through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Tottenham Hotspur faces Huddersfield while Watford faces Arsenal on Saturday, 29th September for their upcoming Premier League fixtures.

De Gea – The Messi of Goalkeeping says Ben Foster

De Gea - The Messi of Goalkeeping says Ben Foster

Manchester United stopper David de Gea was dubbed the “Lionel Messi” of goalkeepers by Watford stopper Ben Foster.

David De Gea has maintained his outstanding form at the start of the new season as the goalkeeper, yet again, saved Manchester United from a tight match against then 100% win record holders Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.

While the Spain international failed to perform to his usual standards in the World Cup earlier this year in Russia, De Gea seems to have found his form in the Premier League once again making 11 saves, 3 punches, 38 recoveries and keeping a single clean sheet in 5 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils this season.

The 27-year-old made 5 top class saves, including the sensational last-minute save which denied Christian Kabasele‘s powerful header, for his side who were a man down, Nemanja Matic sent off through a second yellow card, which helped Manchester United achieve all 3 points against an in-form Watford side from a difficult trip to Vicarage Road.

De Gea’s performance was apparently more than enough to convince his opposite number in Watford – Ben Foster to consider the Spanish stopper the most gifted goalkeeper in the world and he also hails him as the “Lionel Messi of Goalkeeping”. His words, not mine.

Premier League Veteran and former United stopper, Ben Foster said: “He’s the most natural goalie you will ever see. From what I hear, he’s not a great trainer. Training doesn’t do it for him. But 3 pm, the adrenaline rush: that’s what turns him on. That’s something you really can’t teach. He’s got the game management, the nous of what to do at any given time.”

“He does it all the time. It’s almost like he is not even bothered, either. It would be so nice to pull those saves off, get up and it’s almost like he just wants to go home. He is brilliant. A top goalie and, if any young goalie out there wants to learn how to be a goalkeeper, watch David de Gea. He is world class. Some of the saves he makes, at really critical times, are just breathtaking.” Foster added.

“He is the Messi of goalkeeping.”

Manchester United travel to Switzerland to face Young Boys in their first UEFA Champions League fixture of the season on Thursday, 20th September before hosting Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday, just 2 days later.

Watford 1-2 Manchester United | Premier League

Watford 1-2 Manchester United | Premier League

Manchester United looked pretty solid in their 2-1 win away from home as they ended Watford’s dream Premier League start at Vicarage Road. Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling found themselves on the scoresheet and by the looks of it Manchester United’s troubles seem like a thing of the past. Watford started the Premier League impressively, winning all four of their opening games but their dream run has come to an end and faith has been restored at Manchester United.

Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring for the Red Devils in the 35th minute when he found himself at the right place and the right time to convert Ashley Young’s cross. Lukaku has been in red-hot form scoring a brace against Iceland days before returning to the Premier League. Just Four minutes later Chris Smalling Volleyed Marouane Fellaini’s knockdown from close range to double United’s Lead.

Manchester United went into the break comfortably in-front, but Jose Mourinho’s men knew that they couldn’t take an in-form Watford team lightly, especially at Vicarage Road. Watford pushed the visitors in the Second Half, and their efforts bore fruit in the 65th Minute when Andre Gray beat David De Gea with an excellent top corner strike assisted by Abdoulaye Doucoure. 

Manchester United Midfielder Nemanja Matic was shown a yellow card in the 70th minute for a challenge on Watford Forward Troy Deeney. Matic Picked up a second Yellow in stoppage time for a reckless challenge on Will Hughes as United played the last couple of minutes with ten men. David De Gea pulled another excellent save from the top drawer as United’s trusted custodian saved United yet again. 

Jose Mourinho will be hoping to take this positive result into United’s first Champions League game against Swiss Club BSC Young Boys on Wednesday.

What’s next?

Manchester United: 19th September vs BSC Young Boys (Away)
Watford:  22nd September vs Wolves (Home)

Watford vs Manchester United | Premier League

Watford vs Manchester United | Premier League

A high flying and Confident Watford have made a perfect four out of four Start in the Premier League. They Host an unstable Manchester United at the Vicarage Road stadium. Watford Boss, Javi Garcia has orchestrated his team to perfection, winning all four of his games thus far with the 2-1 Win against Tottenham a fortnight ago proving to be a standout performance. Watford are level on points with Table toppers Liverpool and Chelsea. Manchester United, on the other hand, haven’t been as lucky. The Red Devils have won only 2 out of their last 4 games but a 2-0 win against Burnley last Gameweek should give Mourinho and his men some confidence. 

Team News

Watford- Watford don’t have any recent injuries with former Barcelona winger Gerrard Deulofeu suffering another minor knock since he returned to training from a Groin problem. Reports suggest he should be back soon. Tom Cleverley remains absent with an Achilles problem and will miss out playing against his boyhood Club.

Predicted XI: Ben Foster, Daryl Janmaat, Craig Cathcart, Christian Kabasele, Jose Holebas, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Etienne Capoue, Will Hughes, Andre Gray, Roberto Pereyra, Troy Deeney

 

Manchester United- Marcus Rashford will sit out for the first of his Domestic 3-Game suspension after being sent off against Burnley. Luke Shaw Could feature despite suffering a concussion during the International break. Marouane Fellaini is out with a back Injury and Ander Herrera is ruled out with an ankle injury. Diego Dalot and Marcos Rojo still haven’t returned to full fitness.

Predicted XI: David De Gea, Antonio Valencia, Eric Baily, Victor Lindelof, Ashley Young, Fred, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Jesse Lingard

 

Key Players

Watford- Roberto Pereyra

Pereyra has been instrumental at Central Midfield for Watford and has pitched in with 3 Goals in 4 games, the most goals scored by any Watford Player this Season.

 

Manchester United- Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku is in Amazing form for both Club and Country. Jose Mourinho will be hoping the Belgian can replicate his performance against Burnley.

 

Prediction: Watford 1-1 Manchester United

Watford look very good but Mourinho will most probably not let Javi Garcia’s side bully them around. I predict a 1-1 draw. It’s a tough one.