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Watford FC squad – new player in and out 2017/18. Here is the Watford FC Squad 2017/18 (First Team)
Watford 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 2 seasons in England’s top division over the last couple of years. In 2016/17, they avoided relegation and therefore will play Premier League football for a third successive season in 2017/18. They went into the season with a new manager, Marco Silva, but more on that later.
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.
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 have been improving their squad this season in the 2017/18 season. 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.
However, Marco Silva was sacked half-way through the season and Javi Gracia was hired to replace him. They are avoiding the relegation zone currently but are still at risk of relegation as of February 2018.
The Watford FC squad 2017/18 season will consist of these players.
Watford’s goalkeepers have often come into question. However, over the last season, veteran no.1 choice Heurelho Gomes has earned lots of plaudits. Daniel Bachmann was brought in this summer for free from Stoke City and is yet to have made a competitive appearance. He will serve as back-up along with Greek stopper Orestis Karnezis.
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. In the final 6 games of last season, they lost all the games and conceded 16 in total. That is very worrying in a league of growing quality and if they continue with that form, they will not survive relegation this season.
Watford have made quite a few additions in the midfield this transfer window. They’ve signed Tom Cleverley from Everton on a permanent deal. They’ve had him on loan from the Toffees in the past and have now opted for a permanent deal. They have also completed the signings of Will Hughes from Derby and Nathaniel Chalobah, on loan from Chelsea. Both are very exciting young players who could have a lot to offer Watford over the course of this season. Watford have also signed Deulofeu and Didier Ndong on-loan for the rest of the season.
The Watford FC squad attack was looking quite thin until very recently. Marco Silva recognised this and signed Andre Gray from Burnley, who had a good season in 2016/17. He might be the talisman Watford need to once again survive relegation this season. Exciting attacker Andre Carrillo also joined on loan from Benfica, and youngster Richarlison joined from Fluminense for £11.25m.
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