Watford’s spirits have gone from the penthouse to outhouse in barely a week.
The Hornets hammered Manchester United last week only to look listless against Burnley at Turf Moor on Monday.
[ MATCH RECAP: Burnley 2-0 Watford ]
Outshone under the bright lights of Monday Night Football, Watford captain Troy Deeney is, in a word, angry.
From the BBC:
“Poor. I’ll have to watch my words or I’ll get in trouble. We got bullied to a man, Burnley stuck to their gameplan, fair play to them.
“We lost 2-0 on TV, we got run over and both goals could have been avoided. I’m very disappointed. You set high standards and if you don’t match them people will ask questions.”
With Bournemouth, Middlesbrough, Swansea City, and Hull City next on its Premier League docket, this is not a time for Watford to accept inconsistency.
To a man.