Norwich host Watford at Carrow Road on Friday night as they look to end a run of six Premier League games without a win.
Watford, meanwhile, are 15 league games without a win and are only two points behind Norwich in the table. Flores’ team are yet to win a league game this season.
The Hornets have, however, improved of late picking up a point to Spurs and Arsenal whilst also putting in some match winning performances.
When talking about both teams seasons, the word unfortunate comes to mind. With the Canaries continuers run of injuries to key players and the Hornets putting in good performances but not getting what they deserved, both teams need their luck to change if either side are to make a bid for top flight safety.
Both teams come into the match on the back of losses with Norwich losing on the road to Brighton and Watford losing 2-1 to on form Chelsea.
Here is our combined XI for the match….
Maybe the most controversial in this XI, we’ve gone for the England international over Krul. Both goalkeepers are experienced pros who have been playing at the top level for a number of years but for us, Foster just edges it.
We’ve gone for promising right back Aarons over Janmaat. One of the easier choices, Janmaat has been in slow decline for a number of years.
Both sides have conceded a number of goals this season so Godfrey is another easy choice. He has been brilliant this season being City’s last line of defence on many occasions and, in the process, attracted interest from many ‘top six’ clubs so this wasn’t a hard decision.
We’ve picked Cathcart to partner Godfrey at centre back. Cathcart has been in decent form this season and like Godfrey, he been one positive amongst many negatives defensively.
Watford’s left back is the unproven Masina so Lewis is a certain for this team. The Northern Ireland international started the season brilliantly but he performances of late have underwhelming but he’s still a level above his left back colleague.
The former Spurs man has struggled with form this season but there’s no doubting his quality so we’re putting him in over Tettey and Trybull.
We’ve gone for a completely Watford midfield with Doucoure the second of the two. He has been an inspired signing adding great defensive reassurance whilst popping up with the odd goal at times to.
He hasn’t had the greatest of times this season but after an outstanding debut season for Norwich, he undoubtedly has the quality. The Hornets don’t really have a contender for the playmakers spot either.
Formerly of Barcelona, Deulofeu is a certain for the XI. With Norwich struggling with this position and the quality of Deulofeu is one of the easier decisions. The Spaniard has struggled with consistency his whole career but in spells his has shown his magic.
With Pukki’s thirty goal season and Buendia’s outstanding season, Hernandez fell under the radar last season but he has been centre stage again this campaign. Since returning from injury he has scored and just been a breath of fresh air for the Canaries.
With only the out of form Gray and an ageing Deeney in the striker position for Watford, Pukki goes in this team. The Fin has netted six times this season and thirty last season which is much better than any of the Hornets strikers.