2018–19 Watford F.C. season

Watford
2018–19 season
Owner Gino Pozzo
Chairman Scott Duxbury
Manager Javi Gracia
Stadium Vicarage Road, Watford
Premier League 3rd
FA Cup Third round
EFL Cup Second round
Home colours
Away colours

The 2018–19 season is Watford's 138th year in their history and fourth consecutive season in the Premier League.[1] They will also participate in the FA Cup and EFL Cup.

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

Transfers

Transfers in

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2018RWGerard Deulofeu Barcelona£11,500,000[2]
1 July 2018RBMarc Navarro EspanyolUndisclosed[3]
1 July 2018CBBen WilmotStevenageUndisclosed[4]
2 July 2018LBAdam Masina BolognaUndisclosed[5]
5 July 2018GKBen FosterWest Bromwich AlbionUndisclosed[6]
5 July 2018LWKen Sema Ostersunds£1,800,000[7]
9 August 2018CMDomingos QuinaWest Ham UnitedUndisclosed[8]
10 August 2018CMKwasi Sibo BanantsUndisclosed[9]

Loans in

Start date Position Nationality Name From End date Ref.

Transfers out

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2018GKNathan Gartside Derry CityReleased[10][11]
1 July 2018LWDennon Lewis FalkirkReleased[10][12]
1 July 2018LBBrandon Mason Coventry CityReleased[13]
1 July 2018RBLouis RogersUnattachedReleased[10]
1 July 2018CBCharlie RowanUnattachedReleased[13]
1 July 2018LWMax RyanUnattachedReleased[10]
1 July 2018RBDavid Sesay Crawley TownReleased[10][14]
1 July 2018CBConnor Stevens WealdstoneReleased[10]
1 July 2018AMCarl StewartUnattachedReleased[10]
3 July 2018GKCostel Pantilimon Nottingham ForestUndisclosed[15]
6 July 2018STMauro Zárate Boca JuniorsUndisclosed[16]
16 July 2018LWNordin Amrabat Al-Nassr£4,000,000[17]
23 July 2018CMEduardo Montenegro EnvigadoUndisclosed[18]
24 July 2018LWRicharlison Everton£40,000,000[19]
30 July 2018CBMarian Huja KøgeUndisclosed[20]
7 August 2018CFHarvey Bradbury Oxford UnitedFree transfer[21]
20 August 2018RBBrice Dja Djédjé AnkaragücüUndisclosed[22]

Loans out

Start date Position Nationality Name To End date Ref.
11 July 2018CFLuis Javier Suárez Gimnàstic de Tarragona31 May 2019[23]
18 July 2018CMJaime Alvarado Hércules31 May 2019[24]
20 July 2018CFJuan Camilo Becerra Teruel31 May 2019[25]
23 July 2018RWDodi Lukebakio Fortuna Düsseldorf31 May 2019[26]
24 July 2018CFHarvey BradburyHungerford Town7 August 2018[27]
25 July 2018CBTommie Hoban Aberdeen31 May 2019[28]
25 July 2018CFJerome SinclairSunderland31 May 2019[29]
27 July 2018LWRandell WilliamsWycombe Wanderers2 January 2019[30]
30 July 2018AMMatheus Santana Ejea31 May 2019[31]
8 August 2018GKDaniel Bachmann Kilmarnock31 May 2019[32]
9 August 2018CFAlex JakubiakBristol Rovers31 May 2019[33]
10 August 2018LBPervis Estupiñán Mallorca31 May 2019[34]
23 August 2018RBDimitri Foulquier Getafe31 May 2019[35]
23 August 2018CFObbi Oularé Standard Liège31 May 2019[36]
31 August 2018CMSulayman Marreh Eupen31 May 2019[37]

Friendlies

Watford confirmed pre-season friendlies with 1. FC Köln, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Stevenage, Brentford and Sampdoria.[38]

Competitions

Premier League

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Liverpool 4 4 0 0 9 1 +8 12 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Chelsea 4 4 0 0 10 3 +7 12
3 Watford 4 4 0 0 9 3 +6 12
4 Manchester City 4 3 1 0 11 3 +8 10
5 Tottenham Hotspur 4 3 0 1 9 4 +5 9 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
Updated to match(es) played on 2 September 2018. 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

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAH
ResultWWW
Position434
Last updated: 26 August 2018.
Source:

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches

On 14 June 2018, the Premier League fixtures for the forthcoming season were announced.[39][40]

EFL Cup

The second round draw was made from the Stadium of Light on 16 August.[41] The third round draw was made on 30 August 2018 by David Seaman and Joleon Lescott.[42]

Appearances and goals

No. Pos Nat Player TotalPremier LeagueFA CupLeague Cup
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Goalkeepers
26 GK Ben Foster 20200000
Defenders
2 DF Daryl Janmaat 20200000
15 DF Craig Cathcart 20200000
21 DF Kiko Femenía 200+200000
25 DF José Holebas 20200000
27 DF Christian Kabasele 20200000
Midfielders
12 MF Ken Sema 200+200000
16 MF Abdoulaye Doucouré 20200000
19 MF Will Hughes 21210000
29 MF Étienne Capoue 20200000
37 MF Roberto Pereyra 22220000
Forwards
9 FW Troy Deeney 21210000
10 FW Isaac Success 200+200000
18 FW Andre Gray 21210000
Players transferred out during the season

Last updated: 22 August 2018
Source:Competitions

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