Watford will be looking to pick up where they left off last time out against Aston Villa as they travel to Brighton and Hove Albion in Saturday’s late kick-off.
Xisco Munoz’s side were in excellent form as they raced into a 3-0 lead against Dean Smith’s men in their first fixture back in the top flight before consolation goals from John McGinn and Danny Ings took the gloss off the result slightly.
However, changes will be necessary for the Hornets, especially after they rocked by the news that Juraj Kucka could be out for three months with an injury, which is a huge blow considering his impressive debut against the Villans last weekend.
Here’s how Football FanCast expects Xisco to line up his side at Brighton, with three changes from the team which beat Villa last time out…
Daniel Bachmann keeps his place in goal and will be looking to earn his first clean sheet of the new season at the Amex Stadium.
There’s one change in defence as, after returning to training this week, Kiko Femenia comes in at right-back to replace the £1.35m-rated Craig Cathcart, which should give Watford’s right-hand side more attacking possibilities against Graham Potter’s outfit.
There is one enforced change in the midfield as summer signing Imran Louza replaces the injured Kucka to make his first competitive start in a Watford shirt.
Finally, after impressive performances last weekend, Emmanuel Dennis and Ismaila Sarr keep their places in attack. They are joined by Cucho Hernandez, who scored superbly just moments after coming off the bench against Villa.