The team of Watford, the 2019 FA Cup finalist, fired its head coach Javi Gracia. The decision was made after a series of defeats in the current Premier League season. After four games, the Hornets have three defeats and one game in ties. Currently, they are on the very last position of the tournament table. You can always find out the detailed yesterday soccer results of the club on the website of sports statistics.
At the moment, Watford has just 1 point. Today, the relegation zone of the English Premier League is as follows:
- Aston Villa (Birmingham) – 3 points;
- Norwich City (Норвич) – 3 points;
- Watford – 1 point.
Wolverhampton also has 3 points, but 1 more goal scored, which allows the team to stay above the relegation zone. In the upcoming tours, the Hornets from Watford will play against the London Arsenal, fight with another outsider, Wolverhampton, and play with confident middling team of Sheffield United. However, judging by yesterday soccer results, now there is almost no hope of a change in position for them.
The prospects of the Wasps for the season
The Hornets have been working with Gracia since January 2018. In the season 2018/2019, the club reached the final of the FA Cup with him, where it lost to Manchester City with a crushing score of 6:0. Gracia’s compatriot Kike Sanchez Flores was immediately appointed to the vacant place of the head coach. He has already worked with this team in the season 2015/2016. In addition, during his career, the coach managed to work with Getafe, Valencia, Benfica, and Atlético.
The new coach will undoubtedly have to solve a number of long-term strategic problems, but the most urgent now is the issue of keeping a place in the Premier League. At the moment, the club’s prospects look vague due to a number of problems:
- Short bench. The team can start the season very forcefully, but the end of it is often unconvincing. The latest example is last year’s romp from Man City in the FA finals.
- Problems with the coaching staff.
- Injury of the team leader, captain Troy Deeney – according to experts, the player may miss up to 6 weeks of the season.
There is no basis to hope that the situation for the Hornets will change to better in the near future. The team runs the risk of early leaving the Premier League and ending up in the lower division. Now the standings there are topped by football clubs of Swansea City and Charlton. All results of the Premier League, Championship and other English football divisions can always be found on the website of sports statistics, which is available 24/7.