Andre Carrillo's form is slowly bubbling away under the surface at Vicarage Road in recent weeks.

The Peruvian has not taken the headlines in any of their last three games but was one of few Hornets players to emerge with any credit from defeats to Huddersfield Town and Brighton and Hove Albion.

He then shone in the Boxing Day win over Leicester City, creating a chance for Richarlison which his fellow South American really should have finished off but missed the target.

But the 26-year-old has created only three 'big chances', according to the Premier League's own statistics, in 18 apperarances for Watford, and registered just one assist.

"It was a very good performance from Carrillo against Leicester," said head coach Marco Silva. "His confidence is growing.

"He's playing well, and in the last few games where the team did not perform he tried to take responsibility in the game.

"Even with 10 players against Huddersfield, he tried to push the team forwards. It's what I expect, and he's performing well.

"I have told him many times that this is the time to step up, show his quality in the final third and he needs to start scoring goals as well."