First Team 03/09/2018

Confirmed: Watford's 25-Man Squad Submitted

Watford FC can confirm the 25-man squad which has been submitted to the Premier League for the first half of the 2018/19 season is as follows:

1 Heurelho Gomes
2 Daryl Janmaat
3 Miguel Britos
5 Sebastian Prödl
6 Adrian Mariappa (HG)
7 Gerard Deulofeu
8 Tom Cleverley (HG)
9 Troy Deeney (HG)
10 Isaac Success
11 Adam Masina
12 Ken Sema
14 Nathaniel Chalobah (HG)
15 Craig Cathcart (HG)
16 Abdoulaye Doucouré
18 Andre Gray (HG)
19 Will Hughes (HG)
21 Kiko Femenía
22 Marvin Zeegelaar
23 Marc Navarro
25 José Holebas
26 Ben Foster (HG)
27 Christian Kabasele
29 Étienne Capoue
33 Stefano Okaka
37 Roberto Pereyra

*(HG) denotes home-grown player.

The following players all qualify as Under-21s and therefore do not need to be named in the 25-man squad:

17 Adalberto Peñaranda
20 Domingos Quina
24 Ben Wilmot
30 Pontus Dahlberg

First Team 03/09/2018

Kabasele: “We Can Beat Anybody”

Watch Christian Kabasele's exclusive post-match interview with above, or read on below for a full transcript following the 2-1 win over Tottenham.


“It’s a great feeling. Four victories in a row - it’s incredible for Watford.

“I think it’s obvious that nothing gets us down. Even when the other team scores we want to fight back to take the points - and that shows the character of this team. If we can stay together like this for a long time then we are going to be okay this season.”


“Troy’s goal gave us such confidence to keep going, because even at 1-0 down Tottenham didn’t have big chances to score. I should have let the ball go through to Ben [for the Tottenham goal], but I didn’t understand why he screamed, and if Ben gets that ball it’s still 0-0.

“Obviously we defended quite well - but not only the back four - the whole team did well. We need to keep this spirit, because - the manager said this as well in the pre-match talk - we can beat anybody, but we can also lose against anybody. So, we need to keep going.

“I’m very happy for [Cathcart] because since I came here he had a lot of injury problems. He helped me a lot on the pitch, because he has more experience than me, and that’s helped me a lot. I am happy for him but I have to say that on his goal he was supposed to block my man, and finally he scores a goal! But I am happy for him because he deserves it.”


“We wanted maybe one game more, or two games more, but it’s okay - we have a lot of confidence.

“We are going to use this week to rest well, because the four games were really demanding.

“After that I hope the players that went to their national teams will be back fit and fresh to start again, because we have Manchester United, Fulham, Tottenham again in the League Cup and Arsenal, so September will be a very tough month.”