Watford host Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road on Monday (Watch live, 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSporrs.com) to kick off the Boxing Day festivities.
In team news Watford’s captain Troy Deeney starts on the bench, while Allardyc’s first Palace said is very similar to the XI Pardew was putting out as Mathieu Flamini comes back into the starting lineup.
Watford: Gomes; Kaboul, Prödl, Britos, Holebas; Capoue, Behrami, Guedioura; Amrabat, Ighalo, Janmaat. Subs: Pantilimon, Deeney, Cathcart, Doucouré, Zúñiga, Sinclair, Kabasele
Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Kelly; Flamini, Cabaye; Townsend, Puncheon, Zaha; Benteke. Subs: Speroni, Fryers, Mutch, Husin, Lee, Wan-Bissaka, Campbell.