Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores is expected to make a lot of changes ahead of their trip to the Boleyn Ground in order to give them an opportunity to impress ahead of the FA Cup semi-final.
The Hornets grabbed all three points against West Bromwich Albion after Heurelho Gomes denied Saido Berahino twice from the penalty spot. Watford’s Ben Watson scored the only goal of the game as Sanchez fielded a strong side at the Hawthorns.
Sanchez spoke to the media ahead of the upcoming games against West Brom and West Ham:
“It’s very difficult to play against West Ham but trying again to come back to our best feelings, trying to defend well, and to change a lot of players because I promised yesterday before training, I said to the players I think practically all of them are going to play in these two matches.
The Hammers will feel that the game against Watford is a must-win in their pursuit for European football. With Sanchez preparing for an FA Cup semi-final against Crystal Palace, Slaven Bilic will be hoping that his team can turn it on against a preoccupied Watford team.
West Ham are now seven points off Arsenal in fourth place but the race for fifth is very much on with three points separating Manchester United and the Hammers. Three of West Ham’s final five league games are at home and the Boleyn Ground will host a huge send-off encounter against Manchester United.
The Hammers are without a league win in four matches but you get the sense that the team are due a victory after a run of bad luck in recent weeks.