Its been quite a start to Premier League for the Hornets, who invested heavily in the summer, with safety looking a pretty attainable goal at this point in time.
Their return to the top flight has been a long time coming, but the fans at Vicarage Road must be enjoying the relative success compared to their last visit to the big time.
With success, comes a lot of pressure, so expect quite a challenge to keep your Watford side in the top flight during the first year of your FM16 save. Troy Deeney will hopefully provide you with a decent source of goals, but keeping the diverse squad united can be a challenge in itself.
Watford, however, have the squad at their disposal to develop into a regular top half side in the Premier League within a couple of seasons. The board are likely to be more willing to support you than at many other PL clubs and that should play to your advantage.
Here are FIVE bargains to help you achieve your goals…
This young midfielder is one of the players that you will see many Premier League clubs competing for. Cook becomes a highly versatile man in your midfield and, although he may set you back around £7million, is going to be a bargain for the decade of service you get in return.
A player born in 1997 (other than making you feel old), is very unlikely to be quite so complete as Cook and this starlet could help solidify your Watford team in the top flight.
Admittedly, Redmond will by no means be a bargain. The deal you are getting with Redmond is a player with incredibly high potential who could help you push for European football within a couple of seasons.
Redmond will probably cost a huge amount of money for a club like Watford, but, relative to his ability, this is still a pretty good deal.
Electric pace is always a huge threat and Redmond has pace to burn.
No, not the fat one, but Barcelona’s utility man.
Adriano will often be offered around to clubs for just a couple of million pounds and he is the ideal squad player, because of his ability to play all the way down either flank.
His two footed game is a rare commodity, whilst a high crossing rating will do well to find Deeney or Ighalo in the middle.
Pardo is the quintessential Spanish midfield player.
The Sociedad man can play anywhere from defensive midfield to a number 10 role, but his crowing glory are his teamwork and vision stats.
Pardo will pick a pass from anywhere on the pitch and could be perfect to spring counter attacks from a deep position, or used as a creator further up the pitch if you are playing a possession based game.
Available for only a few million, Pardo may even pop up on the transfer list if you are fortunate.
Creativity is often a problem for newly promoted sides, but this bargain from Belgium will help you to make chances for Watford’s powerful strike force.
Available for under £2 million from Genk, Kebano is a natural behind the striker, or out wide, and will naturally create chances because of his high flair rating.
The only down side to the signing of Kebano is his finishing of 9.