Do Watford currently own the best midfielder in the Championship?

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Daniel Tozser is on loan at Watford from Parma, and is excelling in the Championship.

The Hungarian midfielder first moved to Watford in January 2014, signing on loan from Serie A side Genoa until the close of the 2013/14 season.

With the Hornets faltering in mid-table following the departure of head coach Gianfranco Zola, Tozser’s arrival added some much-needed stability to a midfield decimated by injury, and, although he failed to score in the 20 Championship games he appeared in, his classy performances made him an instant fan favourite at Vicarage Road. The 29-year-old revealed that he would be looking to return to Hertfordshire over the summer, and he complied, signing a two-year loan deal - with the option for a third year - in strange circumstances; Tozser first moved from Genoa to fellow Serie A side Parma before completing his return to Watford.

Having had a full pre-season worth of training, Tozser has started the current season in even better form than he displayed last term, appearing in all 15 games for the current league leaders - starting 14. He has cemented himself as a key member of the Hornets first-team, and has been the one consistent fixture in the midfield, as injury has forced rotation in the centre of the park.

He finally broke his goalscoring duck for Slavisa Jokanovic’s men in the 4-1 victory over Leeds United at the end of August, and he has since added three further strikes to his tally, with the most recent coming in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Millwall which took the Hornets to the top of the Championship table. All four of his strikes have been well-struck free-kicks, and he has also three assists - with his corner taking arguably deserving of more.

He is listed by WhoScored as the highest rated performer in central midfielder throughout the course of the entire season, and he will be looking to have an increasing impact as the campaign progresses, with Watford travelling to Birmingham on Tuesday evening looking to extend their lead at the top of the table to five points.

There are few midfielders in the Championship who have such a game winning impact upon their respective teams, whilst also fulfilling basic duties admirably; Tozser has an average pass accuracy of 80.4%, and completes 1.8 tackles and 1.5 interceptions per game.

Playing as such an active part of the midfield unit begs the question of how long Tozser can go without a break - featuring regularly for his country during international breaks on top of his domestic action - and the one fear for Watford fans is how the club would cope with his absence - with the Hungarian midfielder the real reason behind the Hornets promotion push.

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