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2018/2019

Watford

In


Gerard Deulofeu (att) Barcelona – loan made permanent; Adam Masina (def) Bologna; Ken Sema (mid) Ostersunds; Marc Navarro (def) Espanyol; Ben Wilmot (def) Stevenage; Ben Foster (gk) WBA; Pontus Dahlberg (gk) Gothenburg – end of loan; Obbi Oulare (att) Antwerp – end of loan; Adalberto Penaranda (att) Malaga – end of loan; Isaac Success (mid) Malaga – end of loan; Brice Dja Djedje (def) Lens – end of loan; Dimitri Foulquier (def) Strasbourg – end of loan; Domingos Quina (mid) West Ham;

Out


Richarlison (r) (att) Everton; Nordin Amrabat (sp) (mid) Nasr; Mauro Zarate (att) Boca Juniors; Costel Pantilimon (gk) Nottingham Forest; Jerome Sinclair (att) Sunderland – on loan; Dodi Lukebakio (sp) (mid) Fortuna Dusseldorf – on loan; Tom Hoban (def) Aberdeen – on loan; Orestis Karnezis (sp) (gk) Udinese – end of loan; Molla Wague (def) Udinese – end of loan; Andre Carrillo (sp) (mid) Benfica – end of loan; Daniel Bachmann (gk) Kilmarnock - on loan;

Watford’s coach Gracia will embark on his first ever full season at the club, he was appointed only in late January, with the Spanish specialist hoping to become the first manager in three years to spend an entire campaign with the Hornets as the team’s Board is known for having a very short fuse. So far this summer the only notable departure from Gracia’s squad was that of winger Richarlison, but the manager seems determined to use 4-4-2 as a formation anyway and the place of the Brazilian in this system was hardly certain. Gracia has three typical target men in Deeney, Okaka and Gray, but he usually starts just one of them, while the second attacking role is likely to be given to the converted wingers Success or Deulofeu. Another tactical trend Gracia uses a lot is using inverted wide midfielders (left-footed players playing on the right flank and the opposite), which opens spaces down the line for the full-backs to venture forward regularly. Romping up and down the touchline full-backs has been a constant feature in Watford’s friendlies so far and this is one of the main reasons why Gracia added two new players for these positions during the summer, which makes it 7 full-backs competing for 2 starting spots. Watford have one of the largest squads in the top flight, something the Hornets needed over the course of the last two campaigns as they have been extremely unlucky with injuries to key squad members over that period. Hoping for better health for his players Gracia is not taking any risks and he seems ready to use rotation to the line-up regularly. The gaffer stated that he’d rather trust 100% fit player than someone with even the slightest of issues. Youngster Will Hughes is tipped for greatness and after playing some very good football under Gracia last spring now the 22-year-old inner midfielder hopes to have his proper breakthrough year.

Target


Watford need a top ten finish badly to justify all the investments made in recent years, with the Hornets capable of achieving it if all pieces fall in the right slots. In any case Watford should have enough quality in their ranks to stay out of trouble easily.

Season Review
2018/2019

№11: Watford

Watford had their best ever Premier League season under the expert guidance of coach Gracia, with the Hornets also contesting their first FA Cup final in 35 years at the end of the campaign. From the off the signs were good with Watford starting the campaign with 4 consecutive wins, including victory over Tottenham. This was enough not just to keep Watford out of trouble for the rest of the season, but only in the final round did they drop out of the top 10 after spending 32 of the 38 weeks in the top half of the table. Still the points tally that was accumulated was by far the highest Watford have ever achieved in the Premier League. On top of all that some heroic comebacks in the FA Cup saw Watford reaching the final for only the second time in their history. Unfortunately the match for the trophy vs. City was badly lost 0:6. Many players had good campaigns and deserve mentioning, but the one that had almost always a positive impact when on the pitch was crafty forward Deulofeu. The little Spaniard definitely looked like someone around whom the team for next season could be built. Watford are expected to lose in the summer at least 2-3 of the players that impressed, but Deulofeu should stay. Also Gracia and many others confirmed their commitment to the club, which suggests that another solid campaign in and around the top half of the table can be expected.


Player of the Season: Gerard Deulofeu Lazaro

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