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Watford's start to the Championship season compared to 2012/13
Watford may have disappointed at Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday but the Hornets are ahead of where they were at the same stage of last season.
Ten games is broadly accepted as the first point in a season when comparisons can be drawn and Gianfranco Zola's men have 18 points on the board, five more than after the same number of league matches in 2012/13 when they lost five of their first ten Championship fixtures as opposed to two this time around.
It took the Hornets until the 14th fixture of the previous campaign to surpass the 18-point mark when the 2-1 home win over Leicester City at the start of November moved them up to 19 points.
Furthermore, if Zola's side were to take 18 points from their next ten games they would have three more than after 20 matches last season and be only one point shy of their total at the halfway stage in 2012/13.
Watford's start to 2013/14 also compares favourably to last year in terms of league position, goals scored and the number conceded after ten games.
The Hornets are currently seventh in the table, compared to 14th after an identical number of games last year, have scored five more goals (20 compared to 15) and conceded eight fewer (ten against 18 in 2012/13).
Zola has used 20 outfield players in league matches so far this season and ten of those have already found the back of the net. Watford had 17 different Championship scorers in 2012/13 when a total of 33 outfield players were used.
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