Javi Gracia insists Watford will not make any special plans to stop Richarlison on his return to Vicarage Road.

The Brazilian attacker left the club last summer to follow Marco Silva to Goodison Park. He will make his first return to the club tomorrow but Gracia does not want his team to focus on him.

The Watford head coach said: "We don't have a plan to stop one player [Richarlison]. When we played against Palace the same question was asked about (Wilfried) Zaha.

"We don't have a special plan to stop one player because we have a plan to win the game. To do this we have to do a lot of things well both attacking and defending. We can't just speak about one player even though we know he's a good player."

Gracia would not be drawn on whether the Brazilian attacker deserved a negative reception from home supporters tomorrow on his return to Vicarage Road.

He said: “I don't know what they deserve or don't deserve. What I know is I would like our supporters to help us win the game and the rest of the opinions and attitudes I don't want to say anything.”

Everton were beaten 2-0 at home to champions Manchester City on Wednesday night but Gracia expects their opponents to line up differently after several changes for their match including Richarlison starting on the bench.

Gracia said: “I think they managed the squad as they want as they think it is better for them. In this case they changed some players.

“We know there will be three, four different players than the game yesterday. But we are ready to compete. The decisions they take it doesn’t matter for us because we try to be ready and try to do our best.”

Everton have conceded 19 goals in all competitions this season from set pieces which will come as little surprise to fans after watching Watford struggle defensively under Silva last season.

Gracia hopes his side are able to exploit this and take advantage at Vicarage Road tomorrow after failing to win during their last three league matches.

The Spaniard said: “During the last games in this season they have conceded a lot of goals. More than 40 per cent of the goals they've conceded have been from set pieces.

“I think it's a phase of the game we are doing well and scoring goals from corner kicks so we will try to exploit it.”