Watford vs Everton: Richarlison vs Janmaat and other key battles to watch out for

Marco Silva will once again be back at Vicarage Road when Everton take on the Hornets in their next match in the Premier League.

The Toffees have won just thrice in their last thirteen games and will be desperate for the 3 points tomorrow.

Watford, on the other hand, will look to put behind the disappointment of the draw against Brighton & Hove Albion and get all three points against the out-of-sorts Merseyside club.

It is expected to be a fairly open contest between the eighth and ninth placed teams in the league table, and these are the three key battles that might have a bearing on the outcome.

Richarlison vs Daryl Janmaat

The former Watford fan favourite will look to make life difficult for the opposition, but it is not expected to be a cakewalk for the Brazilian with Daryl Janmaat likely to be his biggest barrier to goal.

The Dutchman helped his side keep a clean sheet in their last game and will aim to do so once more. Richarlison, on the other hand, has scored just 2 goals in his last 10 appearances and will look to improve his figures especially facing up to his former side.

Everton have found it tough to strike a balance this season, with Silva’s tactics not always working out till now. But in times like this, a piece of individual brilliance or contribution can get the team out of trouble and give a platform to gain momentum going forward. And Richarlison is someone who is capable of doing just that.

Troy Deeney vs Idrissa Gueye

The English attacker is known to take the defenders head-on with his physical approach on the pitch, and after his comments regarding the game today, his performance will surely be under scrutiny.

The Senegalese midfielder, Idrissa Gueye, made his comeback against City and his importance to the team was clear in that game. He will do a bulk of the defensive work in midfield and will protect the defence from the likes of Deeney and Deulofeu. Both the attackers have the capability to inflict damage on Everton and it will be important that Gueye has one of his better days in the office.

Jordan Pickford vs Gerard Deulofeu

The former Everton forward will be up against the English number one in what is expected to be an entertaining contest to watch out for both sets of fans.

The Everton goalie will look to shrug off the disappointment endured in the loss against Manchester City and a clean sheet in the next match will do him a world of good.

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