2018–19 Watford F.C. season

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Watford
2018–19 season
OwnerGino Pozzo
ChairmanScott Duxbury
ManagerJavi Gracia
StadiumVicarage Road
Premier League11th
FA CupRunners-up
(knocked out by Manchester City)
EFL CupThird round
(knocked out by Tottenham Hotspur)
Top goalscorerLeague:
Gerard Deulofeu (10)

All:
Troy Deeney & Gerard Deulofeu (11)
Highest home attendanceLeague/All: 20,540 v Liverpool
(24 November 2018, PL round 13)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 17,301 v Fulham
(2 April 2019, PL round 32)
All: 18,104 v Crystal Palace
(16 March 2019, FA Cup QF)
Average home league attendance20,016
Biggest win5–1 v Cardiff City
(22 February 2019, PL round 27)
Biggest defeat0–6 v Manchester City
(18 May 2019, FA Cup Final)

The 2018–19 season was Watford's 120th year in their history and fourth consecutive season in the Premier League.[1] They also participated in the FA Cup and EFL Cup.

The season covers the period from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2018 RW Spain Gerard Deulofeu Spain Barcelona £11,500,000 [2]
1 July 2018 RB Spain Marc Navarro Spain Espanyol Undisclosed [3]
1 July 2018 CB England Ben Wilmot Stevenage Undisclosed [4]
2 July 2018 LB Italy Adam Masina Italy Bologna Undisclosed [5]
5 July 2018 GK England Ben Foster West Bromwich Albion Undisclosed [6]
5 July 2018 LW Sweden Ken Sema Sweden Östersunds FK £1,800,000 [7]
9 August 2018 CM Portugal Domingos Quina West Ham United £1,000,000 [8]
10 August 2018 CM Ghana Kwasi Sibo Armenia Banants Undisclosed [9]
8 January 2019 CF Serbia Filip Stuparević Serbia Voždovac £2,000,000 [10]
23 January 2019 GK England Adam Parkes Southampton Undisclosed [11]

Loans in[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name From End date Ref.

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2018 GK Northern Ireland Nathan Gartside Northern Ireland Derry City Released [12][13]
1 July 2018 LW England Dennon Lewis Unattached Released [12]
1 July 2018 LB England Brandon Mason England Coventry City Released [14]
1 July 2018 RB England Louis Rogers Unattached Released [12]
1 July 2018 CB England Charlie Rowan England Queens Park Rangers Released [14]
1 July 2018 LW England Max Ryan Unattached Released [12]
1 July 2018 RB England David Sesay England Crawley Town Released [12][15]
1 July 2018 CB England Connor Stevens England Wealdstone Released [12]
1 July 2018 AM England Carl Stewart England Wingate & Finchley Released [12][16]
3 July 2018 GK Romania Costel Pantilimon England Nottingham Forest Undisclosed [17]
6 July 2018 ST Argentina Mauro Zárate Argentina Boca Juniors Undisclosed [18]
16 July 2018 LW Morocco Nordin Amrabat Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr £4,000,000 [19]
23 July 2018 CM Colombia Eduardo Montenegro Colombia Envigado Undisclosed [20]
24 July 2018 LW Brazil Richarlison England Everton £40,000,000 [21]
30 July 2018 CB Portugal Marian Huja Denmark Køge Undisclosed [22]
7 August 2018 CF England Harvey Bradbury England Oxford United Free transfer [23]
20 August 2018 RB Ivory Coast Brice Dja Djédjé Turkey Ankaragücü Undisclosed [24]
21 December 2018 CB France Younès Kaboul Unattached Mutual consent [25]
7 January 2019 CF England Jubril Adedeji Denmark Køge Free transfer [26]
15 January 2019 LW England Dion Pereira United States Atlanta United Undisclosed [27]
18 January 2019 LW England Randell Williams England Exeter City Free transfer [28]

Loans out[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name To End date Ref.
11 July 2018 CF Colombia Luis Javier Suárez Spain Gimnàstic de Tarragona 31 May 2019 [29]
18 July 2018 CM Colombia Jaime Alvarado Spain Hércules 31 May 2019 [30]
20 July 2018 CF Colombia Juan Camilo Becerra Spain Teruel 31 May 2019 [31]
23 July 2018 RW Belgium Dodi Lukebakio Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf 31 May 2019 [32]
24 July 2018 CF England Harvey Bradbury Hungerford Town 18 August 2018 [33]
25 July 2018 CB Republic of Ireland Tommie Hoban Scotland Aberdeen 31 May 2019 [34]
25 July 2018 CF England Jerome Sinclair Sunderland 10 January 2019 [35][36]
27 July 2018 LW England Randell Williams Wycombe Wanderers 2 January 2019 [37][38]
30 July 2018 AM Brazil Matheus Santana Spain Ejea 31 May 2019 [39]
8 August 2018 GK Austria Daniel Bachmann Scotland Kilmarnock 31 May 2019 [40]
9 August 2018 CF Scotland Alex Jakubiak Bristol Rovers 31 May 2019 [41]
10 August 2018 LB Ecuador Pervis Estupiñán Spain Mallorca 31 May 2019 [42]
22 August 2018 CF Brazil Matheus Aias Spain Mirandés 31 May 2019 [43]
23 August 2018 RB Ghana Kingsley Fobi Spain UD Ibiza 31 May 2019 [44]
23 August 2018 RB France Dimitri Foulquier Spain Getafe 31 May 2019 [45]
23 August 2018 CF Belgium Obbi Oularé Belgium Standard Liège 31 May 2019 [46]
27 August 2018 CB Venezuela Williams Velásquez Spain Sabadell 31 December 2018 [47]
31 August 2018 CM The Gambia Sulayman Marreh Belgium Eupen 31 May 2019 [48]
27 December 2018 CB Colombia Jorge Segura Mexico Atlas 31 May 2019 [49]
1 January 2019 GK England Sam Howes Eastbourne Borough February 2019 [50]
1 January 2019 CB Venezuela Williams Velásquez Japan JEF United Chiba 2 January 2020 [51]
5 January 2019 RB England Andrew Eleftheriou Braintree Town 31 May 2019 [52]
8 January 2019 CF Italy Stefano Okaka Italy Udinese 30 June 2019 [53]
10 January 2019 LB Netherlands Marvin Zeegelaar Italy Udinese 30 June 2019 [54]
31 January 2019 DF England Ashley Charles Barnet 30 June 2019 [55]
31 January 2019 FW England Michael Folivi AFC Wimbledon 30 June 2019 [56]
31 January 2019 CF England Jerome Sinclair Oxford United 30 June 2019 [57]
31 January 2019 CB England Ben Wilmot Italy Udinese 30 June 2019 [58]

Friendlies[edit]

Watford confirmed pre-season friendlies with 1. FC Köln, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Stevenage, Brentford and Sampdoria.[59]

Competitions[edit]

Premier League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
9 Leicester City 38 15 7 16 51 48 +3 52
10 West Ham United 38 15 7 16 52 55 −3 52
11 Watford 38 14 8 16 52 59 −7 50
12 Crystal Palace 38 14 7 17 51 53 −2 49
13 Newcastle United 38 12 9 17 42 48 −6 45
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).

Results by matchday[edit]

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAHHHAAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAAHAAHAAHAAHHAHHAH
ResultWWWWLDLLWWLDLLLDWWLDDWDLDWWLWLLWLWDLLL
Position43435469778791011121071098779887888108107791011
Updated to match(es) played on 12 May 2019. Source:[citation needed]
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

On 14 June 2018, the Premier League fixtures for the forthcoming season were announced.[60][61]

FA Cup[edit]

The third round draw was made live on BBC by Ruud Gullit and Paul Ince from Stamford Bridge on 3 December 2018.[62] The fourth round draw was made live on BBC by Robbie Keane and Carl Ikeme from Wolverhampton on 7 January 2019.[63] The fifth round draw was broadcast on 28 January 2019 live on BBC, Alex Scott and Ian Wright conducted the draw.[64] The draw for the quarter-finals was made on 18 February by Darren Fletcher & Wayne Bridge.[65]

EFL Cup[edit]

The second round draw was made from the Stadium of Light on 16 August.[66] The third round draw was made on 30 August 2018 by David Seaman and Joleon Lescott.[67]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Brazil Heurelho Gomes 8 0 0 0 6 0 2 0
26 GK England Ben Foster 38 0 38 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF Netherlands Daryl Janmaat 22 0 17+1 0 3+1 0 0 0
3 DF Uruguay Miguel Britos 6 0 2+1 0 3 0 0 0
5 DF Austria Sebastian Prödl 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0
6 DF Jamaica Adrian Mariappa 32 0 20+6 0 3+1 0 2 0
11 DF Italy Adam Masina 20 0 11+3 0 2+2 0 2 0
15 DF Northern Ireland Craig Cathcart 41 3 35+1 3 4 0 1 0
21 DF Spain Kiko Femenía 34 1 22+7 1 3 0 2 0
23 DF Spain Marc Navarro 5 0 1+1 0 0+1 0 2 0
25 DF Greece José Holebas 32 3 27+1 3 4 0 0 0
27 DF Belgium Christian Kabasele 23 0 19+2 0 1 0 0+1 0
Midfielders
8 MF England Tom Cleverley 17 1 4+9 1 2+2 0 0 0
12 MF Sweden Ken Sema 22 1 9+8 1 1+2 0 2 0
14 MF England Nathaniel Chalobah 13 0 3+6 0 2 0 2 0
16 MF France Abdoulaye Doucouré 40 5 34+1 5 3+1 0 0+1 0
19 MF England Will Hughes 40 3 31+1 2 6 1 0+2 0
20 MF Portugal Domingos Quina 13 2 3+5 1 2+1 0 2 1
29 MF France Étienne Capoue 39 4 33 1 4+1 2 0+1 1
37 MF Argentina Roberto Pereyra 36 6 33 6 3 0 0 0
Forwards
7 FW Spain Gerard Deulofeu 33 12 26+4 10 2+1 2 0 0
9 FW England Troy Deeney 37 11 28+4 9 4+1 2 0 0
10 FW Nigeria Isaac Success 35 4 9+21 1 2+1 1 2 2
17 FW Venezuela Adalberto Peñaranda 2 0 0 0 1+1 0 0 0
18 FW England Andre Gray 34 9 13+16 7 3+2 2 0 0
Players transferred out during the season
24 DF England Ben Wilmot 6 0 0+2 0 2 0 2 0
33 FW Italy Stefano Okaka 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 0+1 0

Last updated: 18 May 2019
Source: Competitions

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