Watford are already planning next season's fixtures and head performance analyst, Isidre Ramon Madir, says he and Javi Gracia are reviewing last season's matches to look for any improvements that can be made.

Speaking to the club website, Madir said preparations were in full-flow and that he is currently concentrating on small details that could help for the upcoming campaign.

"We have to be ready for the first match,” he said.

“This is the best way to prepare and it worked perfect for us for a lot of the season. Teams have different styles of play so it is not possible to plan to play against different styles in the same training week. We plan to play against one style of play and then plan for the next opponent.

“I am sure it will be tougher than last season. Opponents will know you so you have to evolve your style of play, you have to improve things and this is very demanding for the coaches.

"The little details will be more important than the first season. In Javi’s first [full] season the opponents don’t know you, but now they do and we need to work hard to repeat and then improve things to get better results.”

Madir's job is currently being made a bit more difficult by the fact last season's Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has been replaced by Graham Potter.

The Hornets face Albion on the opening day of the Premier League 2019/20 season and Madir said he will have to wait before he can analyse the Seagulls properly.

"We have to wait until pre-season and their matches,” he said.

“It is more difficult to get footage of pre-season matches, especially when they are abroad, but we will be ready, I am sure.

"We watched a lot of Swansea last season as we watch other coaches to see how they are preparing and how they did it. We cover all the teams so we can play against different styles of play.

"Potter is a guy who will be preparing to play against us and we have to be ready for that.”