Confirmed Watford v West Ham lineups: Carroll starts, Antonio on the bench

Watford Vicarage Road

Watford host West Ham United at Vicarage Road this afternoon.

Watford will be looking to make it two wins in a row as they take on West Ham at Vicarage Road today.

The Hornets have surprised many by being very solid in the Premier League, and their 2-0 win away Stoke City last weekend showed what they can do even against established top flight clubs.

Today, Quique Sanchez Flores will be going up against the surprise package of the season, with third placed West Ham making the trip this afternoon.

Watford can once again call upon star strikers Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney, whilst their bench features summer signings such as Victor Ibarbo and Sebastian Prodl.

Two ex-West Ham aces are on the bench too, with Valon Behrami and Alessandro Diamanti available to face their former club.

Meanwhile, Slaven Bilic's West Ham arrive having already beaten Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City away from home, and boat one of the best records away from home in the Premier League.

Last weekend's 2-1 win over Chelsea has fans dreaming of a top six finish, and Bilic will be looking for another away victory this afternoon.

The Croatian still can't call upon the injured Winston Reid, meaning James Collins and James Tomkins once again partner each other in defence, with Angelo Ogbonna available on the bench.

The big news is that Andy Carroll starts having won the game against Chelsea with a superb header, whilst deadline day signings Michail Antonio and Nikica Jelavic are both available from the bench.

Usual first choice striker Diafra Sakho is out having picked up an injury in training, but with Enner Valencia and Mauro Zarate also on the bench, Bilic has plenty of attacking options at his disposal.

Watford lineup


  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Nathan Aké
  • Miguel Britos
  • Craig Cathcart
  • Nyom
  • Almen Abdi
  • Ikechi Anya
  • Etienne Capoue
  • Ben Watson
  • Troy Deeney
  • Odion Ighalo

Substitutes: Giedrius Arlauskis, Juan Carlos Paredes, Sebastian Prödl, Valon Behrami, Adlène Guédioura, Alessandro Diamanti, Víctor Ibarbo.

West Ham lineup


  • Adrián
  • James Collins
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • James Tomkins
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Manuel Lanzini
  • Victor Moses
  • Mark Noble
  • Dimitri Payet
  • Andy Carroll

Substitutes: Darren Randolph, Joey O'Brien, Angelo Ogbonna, Michail Antonio, Nikica Jelavic, Enner Valencia, Mauro Zárate.

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