First Team 01/03/2018

Gracia On Capoue | “A Very Important Player”

Javi Gracia hailed Étienne Capoue as fundamental to his team in the wake of the Frenchman signing a new deal at Vicarage Road.

Capoue has been a player transformed since Gracia took charge and has emerged as a linchpin of the Hornets' midfield.

He has thrived after being restored to his favoured position at the base of the midfield and his cracking performance at Stoke, where he rolled up his sleeves to put out fire after fire, helped provide the launchpad for the upturn in results under the Head Coach.

"Capoue is a very important player for us," said Gracia.

"Not only because he is going a good job, I think he is very important because he has a very good attitude. He has experience in that position.

"It's true we don't have many options at this moment, but we have a very good balance with Capoue and Doucouré playing together."

Capoue has scored 10 goals in 92 games for the Hornets and, like most, Gracia feels a player of the ex-Tottenham man's immense talent could be delivering even more.

"I hope in the next game he not only makes a good job, I believe he can score goals and help us in many things we do," said Gracia.

"I am very happy with him. He's a very important player for us."

Watch Gracia's full press conference in the video above - free to view, no sign-up needed.

First Team 01/03/2018

Tickets | West Brom Availability

Watford will look to make it three home wins on the bounce when they host West Brom on Saturday (March 3, 3pm KO) and you can be there to lend your support.

Tickets are still on general sale from, however any purchased after 4pm today (Wednesday February 28) will need to be collected in person from the Ticket Office at Vicarage Road.

Click HERE for more information on ticket prices for the Baggies game.

Don't forget, 2017/18 season ticket holders can buy half-price match tickets for friends for the West Brom and Bournemouth home games in March by calling 01923 223023 and quoting 'MATES RATES' as well as your Fan ID number. Click HERE for more info.

Power Hour at The Vic! Get money off selected food & drink from 1.30-2.30pm ahead of Saturday's West Brom game.