Watford and Brighton and Hove Albion's goalless draw on Saturday was a game to forget, with both sides struggling to produce any real clear cut opportunities.

The Hornets failed to produce a shot on target for the whole 90 minutes while at the other end the defence had to put in a dogged display to ensure that nothing was conceded either. 

Here's how we rated their individual performances:

Ben Foster - 8

Week in, week out Foster produces performances worthy of praise.

While it may not have been his busiest game of the season, Brighton's strong physical presence did give him something to worry about. 

The home side managed four shots on target, all of which were spectacularly kept out by the veteran 'keeper.

Daryl Janmaat - 6

With Kiko Femenia missing through injury, the Dutchman has been filling in at right-back and has not been doing too bad a job.

Jurgen Locadia made life difficult for him throughout the game, but he dealt with most of the pressure well.

He did not attack as well as he ordinarily does, but that is not criticism spared solely for him.

Craig Cathcart - 7

While it may not have been the prettiest display of his career, Cathcart's performance was perhaps the most determined of all the outfield players.

He mopped up attack after attack and was a key figure in Watford's defence as they prevented Albion from creating that all important clear cut opportunity. 

Adrian Mariappa - 6

Cathcart's central partner followed his lead well and did the dirty work required.

He looked a bit flustered at times, but produced some important challenges and battled throughout. 

Jose Holebas - 5

The Greek defender struggled to cope with the threat of Solly March and became increasingly frustrated as the game went on. 

His usual threatening deliveries were absent from his performance and he frequently looked a bit lost on what was an off day. 

Etienne Capoue - 6

With Doucoure still missing through injury, the amount of work expected of Capoue has somewhat increased.

He covered a lot of ground and his graft off the ball made life difficult for the home side, as they tried to build attacks through the midfield.

Tom Cleverley - 6

Much like Capoue, Cleverley produced a lot of hard work off the ball and ran around tirelessly to break down Brighton's attacks.

A no-frills performance, but one that helped to keep the clean sheet intact. 

Ken Sema - 4

One of the more frustrating Watford performances was that of Ken Sema. 

The Swedish winger looked bereft of ideas, while both his passing and decision making ran the gamut from uninspiring to baffling. 

It was unsurprising to see him being replaced before the game was finished. 

Will Hughes - 5

A tepid performance from the former Derby man saw Watford really struggle to link play between the forwards and the midfield.

Hughes was utilised in a couple of different positions during the match, but failed to produce the spark Watford were desperately crying out for.

Gerard Deulofeu - 5

While Deulofeu's performance suffered through a lack of service, his usual ability to create was noticably absent.

Furthermore, he did not look his usual dangerous self on counter attacks and seemed lethargic and disinterested.

Troy Deeney - 6

The skipper produced glimmers of his usual displays by making himself a tough opponent while fearlessly throwing himself into clashes with defenders.

However, his hold up play was poor and he failed to influence the game in the way that Watford fans expect. 


Andre Gray - 5

It is difficult to remember the substitue really offering anything to the game, other than in Watford's best chance of the match.

The striker had the ball at his feet in the penalty area, but seemed scared to pull the trigger and as a result, Brighton scrambled it away to safety. 

Domingos Quina - N/A

Did not feature for long enough to have a significant impact.