Premier League

Watford need to act this month or it could have disastrous consequences

Watford’s season has been a rollercoaster ride thus far and Walter Mazzarri’s side are hardly sitting in a comfortable position, occupying 14th spot in the Premier League and sitting seven points above the drop-zone.

Their advantage could easily be overturned swiftly and Watford run the risk of being pulled into the heart of the relegation battle, so why on earth is everything so quiet at Vicarage Road?

Signing Tom Cleverley on-loan was a wise move for the Hornets but the former Manchester United midfielder cannot save the club from the dreaded drop himself, and Watford need further additions if they are to remain in the top-flight.

Their top-scorer in the league, Etienne Capoue, has just five goals this season and Watford’s overall Premier League goal tally stands at just 23 from 21 games – hardly a number that strikes fear into any opposition defence.

Watford need to bolster their attack but seem reluctant to do so.

It’s been very quiet for the Hornets this month and despite being linked to early moves, nothing much has been completed at Vicarage Road- which is a huge concern.

Mazzarri’s job isn’t safe, which makes it difficult to back him in the market, but Watford need signings no matter who is in charge for the remainder of the season- and there’s now less than two weeks to get business done.

Leaving it late means they’ll face increased competition for the right players, inflated prices and a stronger resistance from any selling side. 18 days into the window, why has a club with such clear problems failed to axe?

Looking below them, Leicester already have the talent required to turn things around whilst Crystal Palace are likely to support Sam Allardyce in the market and Sunderland always seem to emerge from nowhere to seal a great escape.

Taking those three teams out of the equation, it leaves the Hornets alongside Middlesbrough, Hull and Swansea City. Admittedly, Swansea and Hull both looked doomed but I certainly wouldn’t like to see a shoot-out between Boro and the Hornets for a safe spot.

Watford are taking a huge risk on their future as a top-flight club by not acting this month and it could lead to disastrous consequences.

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