Watford have a dismal defensive record this season and it has been a major factor in their poor start to the season.
From seven Premier League games they are without a win and have conceded 20 goals in the process, leading some fans to consider whether Ben Foster should be dropped.
Opinion is split on the 36-year-old, with some laying the blame on the rest of the defence, which has got worse in terms of its goals conceded ratio despite the recruitment of Craig Dawson in the summer.
However, Foster has the lowest save percentage of any Premier League goalkeeper with more than ten saves this season, which doesn’t reflect well on him, and he may need to improve as Quique Sanchez Flores could be considering a change.
The former England international featured in every league game last season but only kept seven clean sheets, letting in 57 goals in that time, which indicates it has been a recurring issue since he returned to the club.
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Here is some of the discussion that has taken place between Watford fans in regard to the question of whether their number one should be dropped.
He has been at fault for some of the goals, however, you have to look at what has been protecting him. Let him play on Saturday.
— Chris Bone (@Lincoln_Hornet) October 1, 2019
Ben’s fault or the 4 in front of him
— thebigmarvinski (@thebigmarvinski) October 1, 2019
— WFC Welbz ??????? (@Welbeckology) October 1, 2019
A better idea would be to sort out what’s in front of him ?
— craig paddington (@craigpadders) October 1, 2019
How can he not be dropped after conceding 8 goals in one game.. makes a mockery of us having 4 available keepers
— Jason Watford FC Finland (@FinlandHornet) October 1, 2019
Not fair to heap blame on him in isolation. Issues run throughout at the moment and need to be sorted as a whole.
— Steve (@Watford_TiD) October 1, 2019
Can’t really fault him when the whole team has been so bad. He’s the best keeper at the club, anyone else in and the level drops considerably.
— Couch (@AmbroseCouch) October 1, 2019
Maybe we should sort out our defence for blaming the goal keeping
— alex gray (@alexgra40179994) October 1, 2019