A top-half finish to what’s been an interesting season for both West Ham United and Watford is on the line in the final round of Premier League fixtures.
The Hammers, who are just one point behind the FA Cup finalists, have been disappointing away from home this term, though they have managed to pick up some big results and will now be desperate to add to that with a win on Sunday.
As for Watford, they will be keen to give their home fans a final hurrah before the big one against Manchester City.
In what has the potential to be an end-to-end game, the victorious side will need their top star to be on form. Felipe Anderson’s been the creator to spark up West Ham’s attack, while Gerard Deulofeu has come alive under Javi Gracia.
In his debut season in the Premier League, Felipe Anderson’s taken the league by storm. With nine goals and four assists, he’s been at the heart of every beautiful move West Ham have created in attack. The incisive winger’s scored five out his nine goals away from home, and he’ll now aim to to add to that stunning away form when he takes to the Vicarage Road pitch.
Anderson’s unpredictable movement, dazzling ability on the ball and sleek finishing technique’s turned out to be too hot to handle for many. He’ll want to torment Watford’s defence with his sizzling footwork and finish the campaign with another goal.
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The Spaniard’s bloomed under Gracia, who’s allowed him a free role to roam around and create chaos. Deulofeu’s electric nature’s sparked up Watford’s attack, with his cunning movement, stunning positional sense and clinical goal-scoring abilities resulting in his personal best season.
He’ll aim to hit double digits by putting on another show at Vicarage Road, capitalising on West Ham’s defensive frailties to bite them hard. Deulofeu probably wants to gain momentum before the cup final and a majestic performance in the final league game can set him up for it perfectly.
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The West Ham hitman might be at his most dangerous away from home, but Vicarage Road’s been Deulofeu’s playground all season long. The 25-year-old’s hunger will allow him to dominate Manuel Pellegrini’s side and end the campaign with more goals than Anderson.
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