Kab: Hornets want revenge for Toffees nicking our Silva
more efficient in our own box and score more goals in our opponents’ box.”
Silva (below) cannot be blamed this time for Watford being without a win in five games, with four of those matches ending in defeat.
But Kabasele knows beating Everton would be the shot in the arm they need to get back on track. He scored in the corresponding fixture last season and added: “This is a special game for the players because he wanted to leave us and especially, maybe, for the players who didn’t play so much with him.
“They will have extra motivation and say, ‘OK, you didn’t play me when you were at Watford and tonight I will show you that you were wrong’.
“It’s positive for us because, if everybody can have this extra motivation and give everything on the pitch, we will maybe have more of a chance to win the game.
“The game against Everton has changed for the fans as well.
“It has become a more important game because of the story around Marco last season. And we also want to fix the game we played there last season because we were leading 2-0 and we lost 3-2.
“We missed a penalty and all the situations add to the recipe.”
Despite Silva turning his back on Watford, Kabasele insists the manager will always be close to his heart.
He said: “He will always be special for me because he will always be the manager who gave me my chance in the Premier League.
“Even in some difficult moments when I didn’t play so well, he kept me on the team, so he’ll always be special.”
Watford’s players will be up against another old pal in the shape of Richarlison, who followed Silva to Everton last summer.
Kabasele added: “He is a very, very good player.
“It’s a good challenge as well for everybody to try to stop him because now he has reached the Brazil national team, so he made a big improvement again.
“He will be a big player, for sure, because we know how he plays and we need to be smart to stop him.”