Watch Live: Watford vs. Crystal Palace (Lineups and Live Stream)
New contract in hand, Yannick Bolasie leads Crystal Palace on a visit to Vicarage Road as the Eagles take on Watford at 11 a.m. ET live on NBCSN or live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
Bolasie signed a contract extension through 2019 on Saturday, and starts today as Palace looks to jump into the top six in the table, which they would do with a win today. The club began the campaign with a roaring start, but have slumped to two straight league defeats to Manchester City and Tottenham.
Alongside Bolasie in the Palace attack are Jason Puncheon and Dwight Gayle, while the central midfield pairing of Yohan Cabaye and Joe Ledley sees the latter prove fit enough to start after a hamstring strain. Also ready to go is Scott Dann at the back, although Damien Delaney doesn’t make the squad.
For Watford, injury problems keep Joel Ekstrand on the sidelines while Valon Behrami is suspended following his stamp of Andre Ayew against Newcastle last weekend.
Like Crystal Palace, Watford sit on nine points thus far into the Premier League season, but their road has been vastly different. The Hornets started the season with just three points - all on draws - in four Premier League matches, but have since won their last two. They could also jump to sixth in the table with a win.
Watford: Gomes; Nyom, Cathcart, Prödl, Anya; Capoue, Watson; Abdi, Deeney, Jurado; Ighalo.
Subs: Arlauskis, Paredes, Ake, Guedioura, Ibarbo, Berghuis, Diamanti.
Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Kelly, Dann, Hangeland, Souare, Ledley, Cabaye, Puncheon, Sako, Bolasie, Gayle.
Subs: McCarthy, Croll, Mariappa, McArthur, Zaha, Gray, Campbell.