September 14, 2013
Abdi fit for Hornets
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||1.7||0.8|
|Goals against *||1.0||1.5|
|Last 5 home||W-W-D-D-W||D-L-W-L-L|
|Last 5 away||L-W-W-L-L||W-L-W-L-W|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Watford | Charlton Athletic|
|4/26||A: Derby County||4/26||H: Blackburn Rovers|
|4/29||A: Charlton Athletic||4/29||H: Watford|
|5/3||H: Huddersfield Town||5/3||A: Blackpool|
Almen Abdi has been passed fit for Watford as they prepare to entertain Charlton.
The talismanic midfielder was struggling with a slight foot injury in midweek but has recovered sufficiently to take his place against the Addicks.
Each member of the Hornets' international contingent, including Scotland debutant Ikechi Anya, have returned to Vicarage Road unscathed and are in contention.
However, defensive duo Nyron Nosworthy (Achilles) and Tommie Hoban (ankle), who are both yet to feature this season, remain absent for Gianfranco Zola's side.
Charlton can add Cameron Stewart, Ben Alnwick and fit-again Chris Solly to their squad.
Winger Stewart joined the Addicks on transfer deadline day on loan from Hull and goalkeeper Alnwick was snapped up on a free to provide competition for number one Ben Hamer.
Right-back Solly has missed the last two matches with a knee injury but is now available.
Solly could come in for Lawrie Wilson but otherwise boss Chris Powell is unlikely to make too many changes to the side which beat Leicester 2-1 at The Valley on their last outing before the international break.