To Kabasele’s right in defence, Spaniard Femenía confirmed his move to Watford on a free transfer in July 2017 after he departed Alaves. The 31-year-old, who developed at both Real Madrid and Barcelona’s ‘B-teams’, started his career at Hércules.
A flying full-back, Femenía was able to provide at both ends of the pitch for Watford, playing both at right-back and right-midfield in the 2017/18 season. A year later, he was crucial to the Hornets’ highest-ever Premier League finish and journey to the FA Cup final.
Femenía has two Watford goals to his name in the top-flight, netting the first, a low volley, against Bournemouth in April 2018. The second came a season later at home to Fulham, driving home past Sergio Rico. The majority of Femenía’s attacking contributions instead come from his excellent crossing, notching seven assists.
In 21 games this term, Femenía has provided five times for his teammates, the joint-most of any Watford player.
Both players look set to play an instrumental role in the rest of the season, as Roy Hodgson’s charges fight to retain Premier League status.