Abdoulaye Doucoure says Watford will return to winning ways on Tuesday evening when they host Norwich City at Vicarage Road.

The game against the Canaries is arguably the biggest of the season for the Hornets, who have now won just one of their last 12 in all competitions and remain only one point away from the relegation zone.

Earlier in the season, following a similar winless run, Watford picked up their first victory of the campaign against Daniel Farke's men and Doucoure is hoping they can repeat the trick tomorrow night and pick up some valuable points.

Following the 3-0 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday night, the French midfielder said he saw enough from the Hornets' performance to suggest they will soon find their first win after the restart.

“If we carry on like this, fighting for each other, then results will come,” Doucoure told the club website. “We have to keep the good intention ahead of a big final on Tuesday. We gave everything in the last 20 minutes and it was very good.

“The next game is important. You have to take it step by step and the next step is Norwich. It's a massive game, it is a big final. We have to come back to winning ways and it starts Tuesday, then Newcastle and then West Ham. We are going to start winning games on Tuesday.”

Doucoure praised the impact of teammate Danny Welbeck during the game at Chelsea and felt the Hornets ended the game the stronger of the two teams as a result of his introduction.

The 27-year-old also felt they were unfortunate to concede when they did.

“The entrance of players like Welbeck gave us energy,” said Doucouré. “These players made a great entrance. Chelsea played a really good game, with really good players, but they played less fast than in the first half. We gave everything and the last 20 minutes was very good, but the result was not there.

“The first [goal] was a bit unlucky. The second one was a penalty, but we made a very soft foul. We came back but we are very disappointed as the second half was better. We created a lot more chances. We have to keep these good intentions.”