Samuel Kalu’s dream of making his Premier League debut was further extended Wednesday night as the Nigerian was yet again left on the bench in his club, Watford’s 4-1 humiliation at the Vicarage road stadium by visiting Crystal Palace.
Kalu joined Watford this year from Ligue 1 side, Bordeaux but the 24 year old has not been deemed fit and good enough for even a cameo role as the Hornets sunk deeper into relegation water following the heavy defeat.
Kalu has played only 12 times this ongoing season, starting just three out of the 11 Ligue 1 games he featured for Bordeaux before switching France for England.
While Kalu is still waiting to make his Premier League debut, his national team vice captain, William Troost-Ekong was once again overlooked by gaffer Roy Hodgson.
The 28 year old has not featured in the Premier League for Watford since his return from the Africa Cup of Nations and Wednesday’s game was the seventh he has missed since he played all 90 minutes in the Hornets’ 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on new year day.
It was however another start, his 22nd in 23 games, for Emmanuel Dennis who failed to emerge the hero for the second consecutive game.
Dennis scored the only goal when Watford pipped Aston Villa 1-0 at the Villa Park last weekend but the Nigerian was not given any breathing space against the Eagles.