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Pick and share your Watford XI to beat Burnley

 • by Tom Bodell
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Watford coach Javi Gracia will look to extend his unbeaten record at Vicarage Road when ex-Hornets boss Sean Dyche brings his Burnley side to WD18 on Saturday.

Gracia, who replaced Marco Silva in January, has won three of his four home fixtures as Watford boss. The Spaniard would have had a fourth win last weekend but Jermain Defoe‘s stoppage-time goal snatched a point for Bournemouth.

The Hornets’ treatment room is gradually becoming less crowded with Kiko Femenía – on target against the Cherries – and Craig Cathcart returning the fold in recent weeks.

However, Gracia will still be without Nathaniel Chalobah (knee), Tom Cleverley (hamstring), Gerard Deulofeu (foot), Christian Kabasele (hamstring), Younès Kaboul (foot), Miguel Britos (illness) and Tommie Hoban (ACL) for the Clarets’ visit.

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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