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Pick & share your Watford XI to shock Spurs

 • by Tom Bodell
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Watford head to Wembley on Monday night looking to pick up their first league win against Tottenham Hotspur since 1987.

In 11 meetings since the Hornets have won just four points from an available 33. In fact, you have to go back another two years, to May 1985, for a Watford win at Spurs.

Javi Gracia’s side will be blissfully unaware of that dismal run but all-too-aware of a recent record which has seen them fail to win in their last six Premier League fixtures, slipping from the top half into the middle of the pack.

Nathaniel Chalobah (fractured kneecap), Tom Cleverley (hamstring), Younès Kaboul (fractured metatarsal), Gerard Deulofeu (fractured foot) and Tommie Hoban (ACL) are long-term absentees.

Troy Deeney (foot) and Roberto Pereyra (groin) both picked up problems in last weekend’s stalemate against Crystal Palace while Sebastian Prödl (illness) and André Carrillo (knock) are doubts too.

Our unique algorithm has predicted the Watford side it believes will start the game.

Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.

And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game. You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.

When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.

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