Ben Foster made his first appearance of the season for Watford and he was able to keep a clean sheet as the Hornets progressed into the third round of the Carabao Cup. Ben Foster was in goal as Watford beat Palace 1-0 at home in their second round clash last week.

Ashley Fletcher was the hero for Watford as he scored the only goal of the game in the battle of two Premier League teams to ensure that Watford saw off Palace in the Carabao Cup second round. The 25-year-old striker scored the only goal of the game with four minutes left on the clock. The reward for beating Crystal Palace in the second round is a third round meeting with Championship team Stoke City at home for the right to seal a place in the fourth round of the competition.

Ben Foster is the second choice goalkeeper at Watford these days behind Austrian international Daniel Bachmann. Bachmann was part of the Austria team that lost to eventual champions Italy in the round of 16 stage at the Euro 2020 tournament. Austria pushed the Italians all the way and even forced them to play extra time after a goalless affair in regulation time. In the end, Italy won the round of 16 clash 2-1 in extra time.
Austrian shot stopper Bachmann has started all the three Watford games on their return to the Premier League this season. The Hornets have three points from those three games after back-to-back defeats to Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur. Their first game back in the top flight ended in a dramatic 3-2 win at home to Aston Villa. The losses to Brighton and Spurs were on the road. Ben Foster was involved on the bench for the Villa and Brighton games. He was absent from the Watford squad for the trip to play Spurs last weekend.