Our first Premier League game of 2022 and one of the biggest we’ve had in many a year! Following last week’s FA Cup defeat, we face Watford in what can only be described as a huge relegation six-pointer.
STARTING 11: Dubravka – Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Dummett – Shelvey, S Longstaff, Joelinton – Fraser, Wood, Saint-Maximin.
SUBS: Darlow, Gillespie, Ritchie, Lewis, Krafth, Murphy, Almiron, Willock, Anderson.
So, Eddie Howe has made three changes from the defeat to Cambridge, with Chris Wood, Jamaal Lascelles and Paul Dummett replacing Jacob Murphy, Emil Krafth and Matt Ritchie.
This is Dummett’s first start of the season, coming after his long standing battle with a calf injury, while Jamal Lewis and Karl Darlow return to the bench.
Absent through injury are Callum Wilson (calf), Isaac Hayden (knee) and Federico Fernandez (thigh), while Ciaran Clark, Jeff Hendrick, Dwight Gayle and Freddie Woodman are missing from the squad.
Here’s how Claudio Ranieri’s Hornets will line up for today’s game:
HOWATY THE LADS!