Date: 3rd December 2015 at 7:30pm
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Lots of us like to play 5-a-side football in our spare time, but have you ever considered how the team you support would line-up if they were limited to five players?

Based on current form, and with a formation of one goalkeeper, one defender, two midfielders and one striker, we at Shoot thought it would be interesting to see who would make the grade for each Premier League outfit.

Here’s what we came up with for Watford…


Heurelho Gomes

Despite suffering an injury at Aston Villa and making a big mistake at Leicester, Heurelho Gomes is the undisputed number 1 at Watford.

Once a laughing stock at Tottenham, the Brazilian has result his career at Vicarage Road and was one of their best players in their promotion winning campaign.

Although his reliability and agility is questionable, his sheer presence and experience would help the side get results.


Craig Cathcart has become a regular fixture in Watford’s defence

Craig Cathcart

A player that has only really established himself at the heart of the defence midway through last season, Craig Cathcart is a proper old school defender.

Having played more minutes than any other Watford player this term, he is a reliable and consistent performer.

The Northern Ireland international loves a battle, which is something he’ll always have in 5-a-side.


Etienne Capoue

A flop at Spurs, the signing of Etienne Capoue raised a few eyebrows.

But the midfielder has impressed for Watford, showing the talent which has seen him win seven caps for France.

Physical, combative but composed when in position, the 27-year-old will feed Deeney and Ighalo so they can do what they do best.

Troy Deeney

Deeney is Watford’s main man

We simply had to get the super strike partnership of Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney both in the team.

And due to the presence of the defensive minded Capoue, we’re able to drop the Watford skipper back a bit.

With his wonderful ability on the ball, tremendous work-rate and previous experience as a wide man, the Birmingham-born star would be more effective than most natural midfielders playing in this position in 5-a-side.


Odion Ighalo

One of the stories of the season, Odion Ighalo is one of the deadliest finishers around.

Having scored the most league goals in English football in 2015 (24), the Nigerian is the poacher all 5-a-side teams dream of having.

As well as that, his almost telepathic partnership with Deeney would see the Hornets run riot in the small-sided format.

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