Watford were far from their best as Wolverhampton Wanderers left Vicarage Road with all three points on Saturday. 

Mistakes at the back proved costly once again, as the Hornets slipped up in what could be a decisive game in the race for seventh place.

Here's how we rated the players' individual performances:

Ben Foster - 5

The former Manchester United man has been a picture of reliability for the majority of the season, but the game against Wolves saw him at fault for what would end up being the winning goal.

A delivery from deep from midfielder Ruben Neves seemed to confuse the goalkeeper, who looked caught between two minds, and Diogo Jota capitalised on his indecision. Another preventable goal conceded by Watford.

Kiko Femenia - 5

This was a fairly anonymous game from Femenia, with only really a couple of easily-dealt-with deliveries sticking in the memory.

A long way off producing the type of threat he's capable of on the right. 

Craig Cathcart - 6

After a miserable game in midweek saw him substituted following a mistake which ended in a goal, Cathcart looked much more reliable against Wolves, although he might want to look at his positioning for Raul Jimenez's goal once again, as he failed to prevent the cross.

He went off injured, which could be a big blow for Watford if he's unavailable for the remainder of the season.

Adrian Mariappa - 6 

Once again Mariappa took the captain's armband in Troy Deeney's absence and didn't do too bad a job.

One of a number of players whose part in Wolves' first goal needs assessing, but he was far from the worst player on the pitch and performed fairly steadily.

Jose Holebas - 6

Despite picking up a customary silly yellow card, Holebas didn't look too out of sorts after a few weeks on the touchlines.

There was a bit of rust hampering his performance, as his deliveries into the box lacked their usual finesse, but there were some small flashes of his talents on display.

Will Hughes - 6

It was a difficult afternoon for Hughes who looked frustrated when he was repalced by Christian Kabasele in the second-half.

The midfielder misplaced several passes during the first-half and missed an absolute sitter, while providing cursory glimpses of his true skill.

To his credit, he looked to have rolled his socks up a bit after the interval, but Gracia decided that was too little, too late and took him off.

Abdoulaye Doucoure - 5

This was just the latest in a string of substandard performances from Doucoure, who lost possession regularly and seemed unwilling to work to get it back.

He'll need to try much harder if he wants to attract the attention of Champions League clubs, as he so often reminds us.

Etienne Capoue - 7

By far the strongest Watford performance on the pitch. He was effective at both ends of the field, passed the ball decisively and with purpose and put a shift in defensively as well.

His tracking of Raul Jimenez for Wolves' first goal could be questioned, but he was a cut above the rest of the Hornets.

Roberto Pereyra - 6

Served up a distinctly average performance and was guilty of pulling out of a tackle in the build up to Wolves' first goal.

He's struggled to find the level of consistency with which he started the season.

Andre Gray - 6

Took his goal well and worked hard in attack to create space. He looked isolated at times, however, and snatched at some good chances out of sheer frustration.

Gerard Deulofeu - 6

Despite looking lively once again, Deulofeu missed a good chance in the first-half when he slipped on his backside and never really caused any problems for Rui Patricio.

He almost squandered Watford's best chance to score, but fortunately for him Gray was there to finish from the rebound.


Christian Kabasele - 5

An odd choice of replacement for Will Hughes and one that ultimately didn't work out.

He was also lucky not to concede a penalty late on.

Isaac Success - N/A

Joined the game too late to make a difference