After scoring his first two goals of the season, Gerard Deulofeu has had a weight lifted from his shoulders, as he tries to rediscover his form and help Watford climb out of the Premier League relegation zone.

Prior to his penalty against Chelsea, the Spaniard's record in front of goal was unenviable to say the least, with his previous 25 efforts of the campaign all failing to find the target.

With team-mates Troy Deeney and Danny Welbeck out injured, the importance on him ending his goal drought increased, but he claims he was never worried about taking on the responsibility.

Instead, the 25-year-old analysed his match statistics and worked harder in training to make himself a better finisher, a skill he is continuing to try and develop.

"Of course, you want to score. You want to score as much as you can and yes you're a little bit more nervous," said Deulofeu.

"But I still created a lot - I can see my numbers, I always check my numbers, I always like the statistics and I know I create a lot. I know I have to be more clinical, that's my second year of playing up front as a striker and I'm not a clinical goalscorer, but I have to improve on this.

"I knew it was going to come, the goal and the assists, because I create a lot. The problem was not being effective, not being clinical, but if you create finally it's going to come."

Both a goal and assist did come in the game against Norwich as the Hornets finally collected their first three points of the season, at the 12th time of asking.

This hoisted them off the bottom of the table, into 18th place and within reach of the tightly packed crowd of teams just ahead of them.

Deulofeu places great importance on that victory over the Canaries and is now focused on helping the team in any way he can, even if it means compromising on his headstrong attacking style.

"We knew the Norwich game was really important," he said.

"We are in a bad period and this game gave us the chance to go a little bit up the table and leave the bottom. That's important and now we have to continue getting three points every week and we have to give our fans the first win at home.

"Now we have to be a little bit compact because before we are conceding a lot of goals and I think now in the last five matches, we got three clean sheets. That's important, we have to make an effort defending, but after I hope we can take some possession, creating more in attack. But it's normal in the period that we are in, it's normal we have to defend a little bit more.

"The most important thing for me is not just scoring, it's that all my characteristics helps a lot the team for goals and attack and sometimes in football it's not just about scoring and assists."

After facing Burnley on Saturday, the Hornets will face Southampton, Crystal Palace, Sheffield United and Aston Villa, in amongst some seemingly trickier fixtures against Leicester, Liverpool and Manchester United and it is these games against the teams closer to Watford that the former Barcelona man has his eyes on as he plots a route to Premier League safety for his team.

"Of course, these are direct teams for us from our classification in the Premier League," he said.

"We have to fight for three points every week because we need those points and the team have to know every game now is a big final because if you don't get the three points now, after you will suffer at the bottom of the table, maybe the whole year, so we have to be conscious of these games, these three, four or five games are important for us to get a good position in the table."