Watford FC Squad list 2021 – First Team 2020/21
Watford FC Squad list? Watford team list and player list? The football club is a Premier League club based in London, the capital of England. They won promotion to the Premier League in 2015 and have spent 3 seasons in England’s top division over the last three years. In 2016/17, they avoided relegation and therefore played Premier League football for a third successive season in 2017/18.
They went into the season with a new manager, Marco Silva, but he was sacked halfway through the season after reportedly having his head turned by Everton. Javi Gracia took over at Vicarage Road and had done exceedingly well until he was also sacked this season. In their fourth season, they now have a fourth manager in Quico Flores. The new boss did well against Arsenal last week to get the Watford side a 2-2 draw at the Emirates however, they were humiliated last night against Manchester City who drilled 8 past them.
The Hornets – Watford FC squad history
Watford FC Football Club’s nicknames are The Hornets and that’s because the club play in the colours of a Hornet, yellow and black. There used to be a hornet on the club badge but it was replaced by a hart, which is an old-fashioned word for ‘stag’, which is a male deer.
The traditional rivals of Watford FC are listed as Reading and Luton Town. Compared to their rivals, they are doing very well, as they are higher divisions than both of them. This could soon change though, as Reading could still win promotion to the Premier League in 2017 if they win the Championship playoff final.
Team arena: Vicarage Road
Watford’s home ground is known as Vicarage Road. They have been playing at this stadium since 19222, so compared with some grounds it is quite old, although it has been redeveloped several times. There is a 23,700 seat capacity, which is relatively small for a Premier League side.
Watford FC Squad 2021
Watford have been improving their squad since last season as they finally began to settle as a proper Premier League team rather than a promoted team trying to survive the league and not get relegated. After sustaining their Premier League status in the 2015/16 season, they changed their manager in the summer of 2016 and hired Walter Mazzarri, who brought in some new signings.
However, Watford have a tradition of hiring a new manager every summer, so Mazzarri was replaced by Marco Silva ahead of the 2017/18 season who was then replaced by Gracia after Silva mouthed off about wanting to go to Everton and disrespected Watford. Finally, even Gracia was removed earlier this month and Flores came back to the club as boss.
The Watford FC squad 2020/21 season will consist of these players.
Watford Goalkeepers 2021
- Heurelho Gomes
- Ben Foster
- Pontus Dahlberg
- Daniel Bachmann
Watford’s goalkeepers have often come into question. However, over the 2017-18 season, veteran no.1 choice Heurelho Gomes has earned lots of plaudits. Daniel Bachmann was brought in last summer for free from Stoke City and only made a handful of competitive appearance.
Watford bought Ben Foster from West Brom for an undisclosed fee in summer 2018 and he has now taken over the number one position from the veteran custodian Gomes. He has done incredibly well to keep out other keepers and also become one of the better keepers in the league.
Watford FC Defenders 2021
- Christian Kabasele
- Sebastian Prodl
- Marvin Zeegelaar
- Craig Cathcart
- Adrian Mariappa
- Adam Masina
- Jose Holebas
- Daryl Janmaat
- Kiko Femenia
- Craig Dawson
- Dimitri Foulquier
Watford have often found themselves struggling at the back. This is an issue they have been looking to fix this season. They have some good players but concede a lot of goals.
Watford, however, have trimmed down the size of their squad this season begins and it seems to have worked well with them so far until of course last night. Players like Prodl, Janmaat, Holebas and Kabasele are regulars and after so many seasons in the Premier League they should really do better in basic defending.
Watford FC Midfielders 2021
- Etienne Capoue
- Nathaniel Chalobah
- Tom Cleverley
- Tom Dele-Bashiru
- Will Hughes
- Abdoulaye Doucoure
- Roberto Pereyra
- Gerard Deulofeu
- Domingos Quina
Watford made quite a few additions in the midfield in the 2018 and 2019 summer transfer window. They signed Tom Cleverley from Everton on a permanent deal last summer who has settled in really well. They’ve had him on loan from the Toffees in the past and opted for a permanent deal last summer after he impressed with the Hornets.
They also completed the signings of Will Hughes from Derby and Nathaniel Chalobah, from Chelsea. Both are very exciting young players who could have a lot to offer Watford over the course of this season.
Their star signing however, came through in the winter window of 2019 when they got Barcelona boy Deulofeu back on a permanent deal. The player has been outstanding on the wings and has been Watford’s ain outlet on the attacking front. He surely deserves to play for a big club soon, with no disrespect to Watford.
Watford forwards 2021
- Troy Deeney
- Andre Gray
- Issac Success
- Danny Welbeck
- Ismaila Sarr
Watford sold star winger Richarlison for big money to Everton over the summer of 2018. Though initially it was thought that the departure of the Brazilian would be a big blow for Javi Gracia’s side, that has not been the case so far with the arrival of the Spanish winger Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona on a permanent transfer, who has hit the ground running since last season and has notched up 10 goals so far along with 8 assists so far since arriving.
They also roped in Arsenal star Danny Welbeck in the summer this season who has a fresh lease and will want to do well at a third club of smaller stature after failing at Manchester United and Arsenal.
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