First Team 25/08/2017

International | Chalobah Selected By England

Brice Dja Djédjé and new signing André Carrillo have been added to the list of Watford players selected for international duty.

Ivory Coast have called up Dja Djédjé for their World Cup qualifying double-header with Gabon, while Carrillo will represent Peru as they take on Bolivia and Ecuador.


Nathaniel Chalobah has received his first call-up to the senior England squad for the forthcoming World Cup Qualifying Group F fixtures against Malta and Slovakia.

The 22-year-old becomes the first permanent Watford player to be selected for a Three Lions squad since John Barnes in 1987.

Gareth Southgate's men will face a trip to Malta on Friday September 1 before hosting Slovakia at Wembley Stadium on Monday September 4 (both 7.45pm kick-offs).

Five further Watford players will head off to represent their countries in World Cup qualifying action following this weekend's game against Brighton.

Sebastian Prödl and Daniel Bachmann are both included in Austria’s squad for Group D matches against Wales and Georgia.

Craig Cathcart is back involved for Northern Ireland, who play San Marino and Czech Republic in Group C, while Costel Pantilimon’s Romania face Group E ties against Armenia and Montenegro.

Meanwhile, Nordin Amrabat has been selected by Morocco ahead of their double-header with Mali in African Group C.

First Team 24/08/2017

Official | Carrillo Comes To Watford

Benfica winger André Carrillo has today completed a season-long loan move to Watford.

The Hornets have secured the services of the 26-year-old Peru international for the whole of the 2017/18 campaign, with the option for a permanent transfer next summer.

Right-sided attacker Carrillo reunites with Marco Silva, having previously played under the Hornets’ Head Coach at Sporting Lisbon.

After starting out with Peruvian outfit Alianza Lima, Carrillo transferred to Sporting Lisbon in 2011 and went on to play 160 times, winning the Taça de Portugal trophy under Silva in 2014/15.

He then signed for Benfica in 2016 and featured 24 times last season as the Lisbon-based side secured a Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal and Portugese Super Cup treble.

Carrillo has represented the Peru national team on 35 occasions.