Watford captain Troy Deeney is suffering with a dead leg but head coach Slavisa Jokanovic hopes to have the striker back for the Boxing Day match with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Midfielder Gianni Munari is fit after missing the win at Reading with a minor hamstring injury.

But Joel Ekstrand is out with a lower back problem and fellow centre back Gabriele Angella is serving a one-match suspension.

Gabriel Tamas remains a long-term absentee with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.