Watford picked up the first victory of the second Quique Sanchez Flores era with goals from Danny Welbeck and Roberto Pereyra seeing them past a second-string Swansea City side.

Here’s how we rated their individual performances:

Heurelho Gomes – 6

Overcommitted slightly for Swansea’s goal, but other than that put in a strong performance that showed why, despite being 38-years-old, he’s still second choice behind Ben Foster.

Daryl Janmaat – 5.5

This was something of a big chance for Janmaat, but it didn’t really happen for him on the night.

His crossing wasn’t quite as good as normal and he didn’t get up and down the line the way he usually does.

Sebastian Prodl – 6

A solid return to the starting lineup for the Austrian, who’s had a lengthy spell out of the team.

Showed his experience and dealt with the Swansea attackers well.

Christian Kabasele – 6.5

As strong and reliable in the centre as Prodl with the added bonus of an acrobatic clearance off the line.

Adam Masina – 5.5

A lapse in concentration allowed Nathan Dyer in around the back for Swansea’s goal, which almost sent the game to penalties. Didn’t look too comfortable with the Swans’ attacking players.

Nathaniel Chalobah – 6

The midfielder looked a little clumsy in parts but stood firm and controlled the tempo well enough alongside Doucoure. Swansea struggled to get past the midfield two and they recycled possession well. Final balls going forward are something that needs working on.

Abdoulaye Doucoure – 6.5

Provided that bit of experience needed in the middle and stepped up to keep his team-mates organised. Solid performance.

Domingos Quina – 7.5

After a quiet start, Quina flourished and showed why he is so highly rated. He pulled out a string of impressive touches and helped to create chances for his team-mates. A shame for him to go off when he did.

Roberto Pereyra – 7

Scored the winning goal, but until that moment struggled to make himself a key component of the game. He offered little defensively and was tackled regularly going forward, but made up for it by bundling home the winner.

Danny Welbeck – 7.5

Opened the scoring with a swift bit of movement and created a couple of chances for himself before that. Another 90 minutes under his belt on his way to recovering full fitness.

Andre Gray – 5

A poor night up front for Gray, whose first touch repeatedly let him down. An uncharacteristic performance from the striker.


Tom Cleverley – 6

Blended into the crowd a bit, but did what he had to do well enough.

Ismaila Sarr – 6.5

Again looked a bit shy after joining the game, but grew into the match. There’s definitely a good player in there, but it might take a bit of time to discover it.

Gerard Deulofeu – 7

Came on late, but a rare moment of quality set up the winning goal.