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Watford: Ken Sema disappointed in Brighton defeat

Watford fell to a 2-0 defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon, with Xisco Munoz’s side extremely disappointing in comparison to their excellent 3-2 win against Aston Villa last weekend.

Shane Duffy gave Graham Potter’s side the lead with just 10 minutes on the clock, heading in superbly off the crossbar from Pascal Gross’ corner.

A mistake at the back gifted the Seagulls a second shortly before half-time, as Yves Bissouma intercepted a pass and fed Neal Maupay, who was left with the simple task of finishing past Daniel Bachmann to make it 2-0.

The scoring would finish there, with the Hornets failing to truly trouble Robert Sanchez in the Brighton goal during the game. Both the performance and result will perhaps bring Watford back down to earth after what was a superb start to the campaign at Vicarage Road last time out, and Xisco will be under no illusions that this could be a long hard season for his side.

One man who disappointed at the Amex Stadium was Ken Sema, with the £4.05m-rated Swedish midfielder struggling to influence the game at all on the left-hand side.

As per SofaScore, the 27-year-old would earn a shocking 6.0/10 rating for his performance, which was the worst of any player to feature in the game from both sides.

Sema would have just 30 touches during his time on the pitch, which was just one more than goalkeeper Bachmann, which emphasises just how little he was involved against Brighton.

Unfortunately, when he did have the ball, he did very little with it, completing just 12/18 passes on Saturday afternoon, whilst he failed to complete a single cross, dribble, shot or long ball.

He was regularly guilty of losing the ball by trying too much and of the five duels he was involved in during the game, he lost every single one, which surely won’t impress Xisco.

The Sweden international will have to be much better in future games if he wants to keep his place in the starting XI.

And, in other news… Huge Vicarage Road transfer news emerges, fans will be buzzing

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