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Wolves defender in atrocious form against Watford

Ryan Bennett was in atrocious form as Wolves lost 2-1 to Watford on New Year’s Day.

On the chalkboard

Goals from Gerard Deulofeu and Abdoulaye Doucoure proved decisive at Vicarage Road despite Pedro Neto’s second-half goal.

And Bennett was a major reason for the visitors’ defeat.

He lasted just 54 minutes before being substituted by manager Nuno Espirito Santo and it was not difficult to see why he was hooked.

Per WhoScored, he had 41 touches of the ball, notably fewer than both of his defensive partners, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss.

He won just 25% of the aerial duels he contested and failed to win a single tackle. In case you needed reminding, Bennett is a central defender.

The 29-year-old also failed to make an interception while he managed just one clearance.

He was also guilty of leaving space behind him for Watford’s second goal, as he was dragged out of position by Deulofeu’s run through the middle, allowing Doucoure the space to shoot and score.

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Keep him out

This was such a poor performance that one has to wonder if Santo would be best off just leaving Bennett out of the team for a while.

Bennett has been in poor form all season and has averaged a rating of just 6.39 in the Premier League.

Per WhoScored, this showing was his worst display of the season, garnering a rating of 5.7.

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Wolves, after all, have grand ambitions; they are still in the Europa League and are just six points behind Chelsea.

This is a team that could well sneak into top-four contention between now and May and they cannot afford any passengers.

Bennett, unfortunately, was just that on Wednesday.

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