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Opta Stats: Watford v West Ham

13 May 2019

If he scores here he'll be the first West Ham player to reach double figures in consecutive Premier League campaigns since Carlton Cole in 2008-09/2009-10. Marko Arnautovic recorded a brace and Ryan Fredericks also scored in last Saturday's 3-0 home victory over the Saints.

"Now after one year working, we have had an improvement and next season we must improve again".

'In this moment it is hard to accept knowing you have an important game next week'.

"It is a day to enjoy, to try and make the last effort and to win the trophy". This season has been one to cherish for Gracia on a personal level, and he intends to conclude it in the best way possible. "We are the only team outside of the big six playing for a title". For me the success this season is not the position or the points.

It has been a season of frustrating inconsistency for Manuel Pellegrini's men. The Chilean and Gracia worked together some 15 years ago at Villarreal, with the former serving as first-team manager and the latter coaching the reserve sides.

While West Ham's season is over after Watford, Javi Gracia's side still have a huge game to play, the FA Cup final vs Manchester City.

"I don't think they will be distracted by the final. They have one week more to prepare and they will want to finish well in front of their fans".

"We continued in the same way for the next games so I hope that we will finish with a third win in a row".

"I am confident we can do that", he professed.

"We hope, in the same way that when we bought him, that he can play [a full] season and of course that will change our team".

Recently crowned as the Graham Taylor Player of the Season, Watford's Étienne Capoue returns to availability after missing last weekend with a groin problem.

The Hammers' defence will most likely be the same as the last two games.

West Ham United's Premier League fixture for the 2019/20 season will be released on June 13 - Lookout for updates and stories from the London Stadium in the Yellow Advertiser throughout the summer.

Opta Stats: Watford v West Ham