Written by David Robinson
Watford have gone to the low of losing to Burnley just over a week since beating Manchester United in convincing fashion. The Clarets deserved their win and it was a horrific display from the Hornets. I give my player ratings from the game.
Heurelho Gomes – 6/10
Despite Burnley’s dominance Gomes wasn’t called upon too frequently, he made a few saves but nothing that stood out. He made a poor parry in the second half which fortunately was offside but overall he didn’t cost his side.
Nordin Amrabat – 5/10
Willing but ineffective. In fairness the Moroccan managed to drive past his man more than anyone else who started but that doesn’t say an awful lot. His decision making was poor and it didn’t help the cause when possession was needed.
Craig Cathcart – 5/10
A bit dodgy in terms of distribution, he covered his right side fairly well but he only lasted 45 minutes, a period of time where you couldn’t pick out any great moments although in fairness, not many bad ones in comparison to his other defenders.
Sebastian Prodl – 4.5/10
Monstrous against Manchester United yet he was dominated by Sam Vokes and certainly lost a key duel. Gave away too many fouls and only came out with the ball from a selection of times.
Miguel Britos – 2/10
A horror show, everything went wrong, he couldn’t even do the basics right and was again soft in the air resulting in the second goal.
Jose Holebas – 4.5/10
Was at fault for the important first goal when he wasn’t strong enough marking at a corner. He was willing but didn’t show any pieces of genuine quality in possession and struggled throughout.
Valon Behrami – 4/10
So many careless passes, he did cut out the danger a couple of times but it was a poor performance from Behrami. Even he lacked the fight in the challenge and that just about summed up the night.
Etienne Capoue – 3/10
Woeful really. You could’ve been mistaken for thinking he played for Burnley in the first half. Nothing came off. Watford simply needed some bravery and guile on the ball from a key player, it never came.
Roberto Pereyra – 5/10
Pereyra did show some neat touches and a willingness to distribute the ball, he found it difficult to though to have an impact on the game and made some poor errors.
Odion Ighalo – 3/10
Some horrific touches from Ighalo but this was something we have become accustomed to, he didn’t help the team in any fashion and was more of a hindrance however his rating is saved by the fact that he received the ball so little with poor service into him.
Troy Deeney – 5/10
He didn’t dig his team out or get them going, he was also loose in the pass and missed one of very few good openings. A frustrating night for the Captain.
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