Looking at Troy Deeney’s game, the Watford striker is probably not the most flashiest of strikers in the Premier League.
The 30-year-old is a bit of a throwback, an old-fashioned No.9 who relishes the physical side of the game.
“Whenever I play against Arsenal, I’ll go up and think ‘let me whack the first one and see who wants it,” Deeney famously said on BT Sport (via talkSPORT) only a season ago.
The above, however, is something Watford supporters will have no problem with. After all, that physical side of his game is what has made Deeney what he is today: a Premier League centre-forward no defender wants to play against.
With his strength, the Hornets skipper is able to hold up the ball so well and win most of his aerial duels.
What is most impressive about Deeney, though, is his goalscoring record in a yellow a shirt.
In the Championship, the Englishman became a striker who was easily surpassing the 15-goal mark, while in the Premier League he is on course for a third campaign where he would have hit double digits.
All of that for just £653k (Transfermarkt). Undoubtedly, Malky Mackay got a bargain when he signed Deeney from Walsall back in the summer of 2010.
A controversial Premier League figure who not everyone will love, especially Arsenal supporters, Deeney remains a forward with a lot of quality.
And with an FA Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley awaiting, he now has the perfect opportunity to show English football just that.
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