Premier League Season Review – Watford

Watford: 13th FA Cup: Semi-finals Capital One Cup: Round Two At the beginning of each Premier League season each English football pundit, journalist or columnist makes a prediction on which three sides will be relegated, and this time around one would have needed to go a long way in order to find a forecast that did not include Watford as one of those three clubs. There are few things more satisfying in professional sport than proving people wrong, and under the astute guidance of manager Quique Flores, they set about doing…

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Liverpool vs Watford – Premier League preview and team news

With their sights now set on the final of the Europa League, Liverpool will look to end their domestic season in positive fashion over the course of a final week that begins with a home encounter with a Watford side that took them to the cleaners back in December. For the last Premier League outing at Swansea City, manager Jurgen Klopp was clearly prioritising the second leg against Villarreal as he made numerous changes and saw his Liverpool side outplayed for long periods, conceding some sloppy goals along the way. The one plus…

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Watford vs Bournemouth – Premier League preview and team news

Bournemouth will be determined to increase the gap between themselves and the drop zone when they face FA Cup quarter-finalists Watford, who are just four points away from the magic 40-mark. Manager Quique Flores opted to rest several of his players for last weekend’s tie at home to Leeds United, but an own goal early in the second half was enough to see them through into the last eight of the world’s oldest domestic cup competition and further enhance what has been a tremendous season for the Hornets. Aside from…

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Tottenham vs Watford – Premier League preview and team news

Tottenham will be intent on continuing their rise into title contention as they attempt to secure the league double over a Watford side that is unbeaten in three games in all competitions. At present, the hosts are winning with eyecatching authority and that was no more in evidence than in their comprehensive win over lowly Norwich City in midweek, where an early goal rewarded a purposeful start and from then on they did not look back. Any possible doubts over the absence of defender Jan Vertonghen were soon extinguished as at…

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Watford star calls out team-mate for being “an idiot” and “pathetic”

Troy Deeney has branded his Watford team-mate Juan Carlos Paredes “an idiot” for trying to get Diego Costa sent off. The Ecuador defender was pushed by the Chelsea striker in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw at Vicarage Road. And he reacted by going down holding his face in an obvious attempt to get his opponent red-carded. In the end both players were booked but Hornets’ star Troy Deeney made it clear he wasn’t impressed with his team-mate’s behaviour. “I just thought it was a bit pathetic. If you roll around like an idiot that…

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Watford vs Norwich – Premier League preview and team news

Both promoted from the Championship back in May, Watford and Norwich City meet for the first time in the Premier League on Saturday, with the hosts hoping to move into the top half with a victory. After losing consecutive games, the Hornets went into their last game away to lowly Aston Villa determined to return to form, and that they managed as a result of repeatedly punishing their opponent’s defensive mistakes. The prolific front pairing of Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney were both on target again, with the latter now really beginning…

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Aston Villa vs Watford – Premier League preview and team news

Aston Villa will be desperate to close the gap between themselves and safety by claiming a first home win of the season over Watford, who are hoping to avoid a third successive loss. After a massively encouraging display which brought a battling goalless draw with title hopefuls Manchester City, and newfound optimism at Aston Villa was almost totally eroded by a shambolic effort at Everton last weekend. Let down by some shocking defending, they created few chances and were soundly beaten, with their many limitations ruthlessly exposed in a punishing…

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Watford vs West Ham – Premier League preview and team news

High-flying West Ham United will be aiming to pick up their sixth win in eight Premier League matches when they travel to Watford, who will be determined to avoid a third consecutive home defeat. After a three game run which yielded just one point and one goal, Watford upset the form book last weekend at Stoke City by claiming a richly deserved victory, taking advantage of some poor defending to move further clear of the bottom three. Out of the three newly promoted teams, it is the Hornets – contrary…

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Man City vs Watford – Premier League preview and team news

Manchester City will be searching for a club record 10th consecutive Premier League victory when they entertain a Watford side that has drawn all three of its matches so far, the last two of which have been scoreless. The home side have been quite brilliant in taking all nine points available to lie top of the virginal league table, failing to concede a goal and looking exceptional every time they have come forward. After last season’s somewhat disappointing defence of their title, the team looks to have a renewed determination…

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