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Watford boss Javi Gracia hails 5-star Deulofeu: I don't know if we can keep him

Watford boss Javi Gracia was delighted with Gerard Deulofeu's performance in victory over Chelsea.

The Spaniard was at the fore of the Hornets' attacking play, winning the penalty that saw Troy Deeney net the first, teeing up Daryl Janmaat for the second and netting the third goal.

After impressing at Stoke, Deulofeu took his game to the next level on his first start at Vicarage Road.

"He's a very good player," Gracia said.

"I don't know in the future what will happen [with him]. I want to focus on him playing well for Watford."

Gracia believes Deulofeu can make Spain's World Cup squad if he maintains his current form.

"Maybe in the summer, he can get in the national team. Who knows," he added.

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