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Watford v Stoke City

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27 Oct 2017
Roberto Pereyra, Watford

Watford will be without Roberto Pereyra, (hamstring) after he limped off against Chelsea.

Sebastian Prodl (hamstring) and Younes Kaboul (leg) are out while Isaac Success, Nathaniel Chalobah and Craig Cathcart remain long-term absentees due to knee problems.

Stoke City have concerns over the availability of Peter Crouch (back). Bruno Martins Indi (hamstring) is a long-term absentee. 

Did you know?

Watford have lost only two of their nine Premier League matches this season (W4 D3 L2), against current leaders Manchester City and reigning champions Chelsea.

Stoke City's Peter Crouch has three goals in his two Premier League starts against Watford.

Only Man City (also 10) can match Watford's 10 different goalscorers in the PL this season.

Watford's Abdoulaye Doucoure has scored four goals from four shots on target in the Premier League for Watford this season.

What the managers say

Marco Silva: "I am happy with how we play, how we compete to take points in every match. We need to prove this every day."

See: Silva: Now we look forward

Mark Hughes: "We went there and won the game last season, as we did the season before too, but they are a better team now - in terms of confidence and personnel."

See: Hughes: Watford a stronger force 

Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Andy Garratt
Fourth official: Chris Kavanagh

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