Watford’s Deeney on Richarlison: “I’m going to have to smash him”

Everton Head Coach Marco Silva will face off against his former club Watford on Monday evening. Silva not only left Watford after just 26 games at the helm, but took their talented Brazilian striker Richarlison with him. A series of moves that earned him the moniker of a snake among the Hornets supporters.

That vitriol does not exist amongst just the supporters, the Watford players seem to be very motivated to stick it to their former manager.

In a recent interview, Troy Deeney mentioned that he understood the move from a business perspective but went on to say: “I’m going to have to smash him. On Monday he’s the enemy.”

It appears as though Everton will have their hands full against a very motivated Hornet side, although they are still playing in the friendly confines of Goodison Park and are still the favorites, currently lined at 3/4 on most books.

Last time out, the Toffees were a little unfortunate to come away with only a home draw against Newcastle United. A game that saw Everton create quite a few more quality scoring opportunities than the Magpies, but in the end they were unable to capitalize on a fairly decent showing.

Everton is expected to move Richarlison back up top, with Walcott and Bernard returning to their spot along the wings. Michael Keane is also projected back in the starting 11 after sitting out for rest against Newcastle.

Despite the improvements that Everton have made under Silva to this point in the season, Watford is more than capable of getting a result here on the road. If so, it will make for some exciting action to start the week.

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