Watford claimed their first clean sheet in 20 games with a goalless draw at home against Sheffield United.

While defensively, they were much improved, going forward they left a lot to be desired and missed some very good chances to win the game.

Here's how we rated their individual performances.


Ben Foster - 6

Made a vital save to prevent a second own goal in two weeks and generally looked strong. Didn't have a great deal to do, but nevertheless made an improvement.


Daryl Janmaat - 6

Contributed well to a solid defence, while making several forays forward. His delivery could have been a bit better as he often failed to beat the first man, but he reduced the number of opportunities Sheffield United created as part of a resolute back five.

Christian Kabasele - 7

A man-of-the-match performance from the Belgian saw the likes of Ollie McBurnie and Callum Robinson frustrated throughout. He read the game very well and battled valiently with the Blades' forwards to deny them so much as a sniff of goal. 


Sebastian Prodl - 6.5

Slotted in seamlessly after a lengthy and frustrating time on the sidelines. He was calm and used his experience to maintain organisation at the back.


Craig Cathcart - 6

Worked well as part of a central three and his confidence definitely benefited from having the extra player in support. A performance on which he can build.


Jose Holebas - 6

Operated well on the left and didn't neglect his defensive duties as he has done on several occasions this season. Looked a bit leggy towards the end of the contest.


Abdoulaye Doucoure - 5

It's fair to say defensive duties are not Doucoure's strong point, but Quique Sanchez Flores is obviously keen to use him in such a way. Without his marauding charges up the field, the team miss out on a lot of forward momentum.


Tom Cleverley - 5

Scrapped well-enough when defending, but offered little else. He lost the ball on several occasions trying to link play between defence and attack, possibly due to sitting too deep.


Roberto Pereyra - 7

Was deployed in the number ten role, but made himself available all over the pitch. He joined in with defending which he is often not fond of doing, while his alertness would have created a goal from nothing, had Andre Gray been in better form.


Andre Gray - 4

An unforgivable miss from close range and a bad pass during a counter-attack are the main memories of Gray during the match. A performance to forget.


Danny Welbeck - 5

Showed good movement, but really suffered from a lack of service. Should have scored in the second-half.


Craig Dawson - 5

Looked good defensively after coming on, but missed a sitter late on with a poor header.


Gerard Deulofeu - 6

Delivered a perfect ball for Dawson's aforementioned miss that would have had pundits purring, had the defender finished.


Ismaila Sarr - N/A

Joined too late to make an impact.