Watford defender Kiko Femenia has been a revelation since his summer signing from Alaves, making both the right-back and latterly right wing-back roles his own.

There has been little better sight than the runaway train of the Spaniard making his way down the touchline in a blur at Vicarage Road this season, and you can see from the way he plays just how much the 26-year-old is enjoying life in Hertfordshire.

It is a happy coincidence that the defender, formerly of both Real Madrid and Barcelona, is as close to a Marco Silva player as you will find - committed, able and pacey - considering his pre-contract was agreed long before the Portuguese head coach joined the club.

In fact, it's got the Premier League, where Femenia has always dreamed of playing, feeling just like home.

"This Watford team feel like my Alaves,” Femenia said to Spanish newspaper Marca.

“It’s a similar style of approaching each game, the desire to win and to upset more established opponents.

“Every game we play here we try to win and whilst last season at Alaves was fantastic, I wanted to take the step to the Premier League and I want to thank Alaves for giving me that opportunity as I was without a team.

“Watford are on the up and our intention is to attempt and stay among the leading pack of clubs, as playing in this division has been my dream since I was very little.

“I have settled into the club well and adapted quickly but this team is diverse with many languages and different backgrounds, which has helped me.”