First Team 07/02/2019

Team News: Everton

Watch Javi Gracia's pre-match press conference above, or read on below.

By Kevin Affleck

Javi Gracia has been handed a significant boost with the news that Abdoulaye Doucouré is fit to take his place in the squad to face Everton at the weekend.

Doucouré has been missing since the game against Crystal Palace after he picked up a knee injury in the first half at Crystal Palace. He was ruled out of games against Burnley, Newcastle, Tottenham and Brighton, but Gracia is banking on including the French midfielder in his squad of 18 for the game at Vicarage Road.

“He is training with the team and I think he is ready for the next game,” Gracia said. “I think he will be ready, but we’ll decide the line-up tomorrow. He will be in a good condition to compete.”

Tom Cleverley faces a fight to keep his place if Doucouré is ready to return

In a double boost to the Head Coach’s meticulous plans, Kiko Femenía is also available following the hamstring injury he sustained late on against Burnley.

“We have two players, in Kiko and Doucouré, who have both been injured the last week, but they started training this week and both have possibilities to play.”

The return of Doucouré and Femenía will offset the continued absence of Roberto Pereyra, the team’s top-scorer with seven goals. He will be missing again as a result of the injury he sustained against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.

“It is something in his hamstring” said Gracia. “He needs more time to recover. In a couple of days we’ll see if he will be ready. It is always important not to lose one player like Roberto, but you know I don’t like to complain about players I don’t have. I prefer to focus on players I have available.”

To that end, Gracia did not want to dwell too long on other absentees, Isaac Success and Sebastian Prödl, confirming only they are “out of the team.”

First Team 07/02/2019

FA Cup Tickets: QPR Sold Out

Tickets for the Hornets' trip to Loftus Road to face QPR in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup (Friday February 15, 7.45pm KO) have now sold out.

Discounted tickets were available for Away Groups A+, A, B, C & D.

The final day for posting tickets will be Tuesday February 12 (4pm) - tickets bought after this date & time will need to be collected from the Ticket Office at Vicarage Road.

Online sales will run until Friday February 15 at 12noon - ticket sales after this time will be over the phone & in-person only.

Tickets will be available ONLINE ONLY via

The Ticket Office Hotline on 01923 223023 can be called to seek assistance with online account information and for other general ticketing enquiries.


Discounted prices (Away Groups A+, A, B, C & D only):

Adult: £10
60+ & 18–21: £3
Under-18: £1
Under-8: Free when accompanied by full paying adult.

General sale prices:

Adult: £15
60+ & 18 – 21: £5
Under-18: £3
Under-8: Free when accompanied by full paying adult.


Same prices as above per age category, with a free personal assistant.


A dedicated area for family groups is now available at all of Watford's away games. These 'non-standing seats' are available by calling the Ticket Office on 01923 223023, and are subject to the usual Away Group A+, A, B, C and D sales process.

Official club coaches: £10 per person. Departs Greenhill Crescent at 5pm. There will be NO Milton Keynes pick-up in operation.

Under-18s attending any away game and/or travelling on official club coaches unsupervised MUST ensure an UNDER-18 AWAY FIXTURE CONSENT FORM is signed by a parent or guardian and returned to the Ticket Office (either in-person, by emailing or by post to Watford FC Ticket Office, Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford, Herts, WD18 0ER) before the day of the game.


Wednesday February 6, 4pm
- Away Group A+

Thursday February 7, 10am
- Away Group A+ & A

Thursday February 7, 4pm
- Away Group A+, A & B

Friday February 8, 10am
- Away Group A+, A, B & C

Friday February 8, 4pm
- Away Group A+, A, B, C & D

Saturday February 9, 9am
- General Sale

Tickets are sold on a one per eligible Fan ID basis and subject to availability at all times.


First Access Sales Groups mentioned below are specifically referred to and set out in the club's 2018/19 Away Match Ticket Sales Policy, available by clicking HERE:

Group A+ (1,281 fans):
- 2018/19 Season Ticket Holders with 30 or more away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014.

Group A (2,294 fans):
- ST holders 2018/19 with between 15 & 29 away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Group B (764 fans):
- Non-ST holders with 15 or more away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Group C (10,266 fans):
- ST holders 2018/19 with less than 15 away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Group D (15,303 fans):
- Non-ST holder with between 1 and 14 away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Regular sales updates will be published here at and via Twitter @WatfordFC.

*Away group info includes sales up to February 1, 12.30pm.

How to contact the Ticket Office: / 01923 223023