Bayer Leverkusen 1-2 Watford |
G : Hughes, A Gray
A : Deeney
Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Watford |
G : Capoue
A : none
Watford 2-1 Real Sociedad |
G : A Gray ×2
A : Hughes, Capoue
✔ Goalkeepers: Ben Foster (£5.0) played 90mins of the last 2 preseason and only conceded 1 goal. He is still Watford's number 1 goalkeeper.
✔ Defenders: Kiko Feminia (£4.5) & summer signing Craig Dawson (£5.0) played the most minutes amongst the Watford defenders, and it looks they are certain starters. The same can be said about Craig Cathcart (£4.5), he'll form a centre back pairing with Dawson. Holebas (£5.0) & Masina (£4.5) were rotated in the first two games at left back, but Holebas will definitely be the starting left back. None of the defenders got an attacking return. Kabasele (£4.5) & Janmat (£4.5) are now back ups for their respective positions.
✔ Midfielders: Hughes (£5.5) scored a goal and provided an assist. He has the right wing nailed on for sure. Capoue also had the same returns as Hughes. His partner in crime Doucoure got himself an assist. Ken Sema (£5.0) got a lot of minutes playing in the left wing because of the absence of Pereyra. Pereyra (£6.0) didn't play any part of the preseason through injury. But the manager did say that he's confident that he'll play some part of the season opener against Brighton. This means he might come in from the bench.
✔ Forwards: Deulofeu (£6.5) has also been nursing an injury. He didn't play the last two preseason games, but like Pereyra, the manager is confident that he'll play a part of the game against Brighton. Well, Andre Gray (£6.0) has been on fire in Deulofeu's absence, scoring 4 goals in 4 appearances. It looks like Gray will partner up with captain Troy Deeney (£6.5) in the game against Brighton.
BEST CHOICES: Kiko Feminia (£4.5), he is s very attack minded defender, likes bombing up the pitch. Cathcart (£4.5), dangerous in set piece situations. A Gray (£6.0), might be a great short term but will be a very good choice if Deulofeu doesn't recover from his injury in time. Deeney (£6.5), is the penalty taker.