Jan Vertonghen one of three defenders Watford’s Troy Deeney thinks are toughest in Premier League

Watford striker Troy Deeney seems to rate Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany and Chelsea star John Terry highly.

Watford striker Troy Deeney has taken to social networking site Twitter to state the three toughest defenders he will face in the Premier League next season.

The 26-year-old will feature in the top flight of English football in the 2015-16 campaign after helping the Hornets gain promotion from the Championship.

The former Walsall star scored 21 goals and created 63 chances in 42 Championship appearances in the recently concluded 2014-15 season.

Deeney had a pass accuracy of 62% and a shot accuracy of 59%, and won 173 headers, 32 dribbles and 37 tackles.

The striker is looking forward to playing in the Premier League, and has mentioned three defenders he thinks will be toughest to play against.

Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur)

Jan Vertonghen has been on the books of Tottenham Hotspur since 2012 and is one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League.

The Belgium international created three chances in 32 league matches in the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign.

The 28-year-old had a pass accuracy of 85% and a shot accuracy of 25%, and won 86 headers, 12 dribbles and 43 tackles.

Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)

Vincent Kompany did not have a great season, but the Manchester City centre-back remains an accomplished player who is a key figure for the Citizens.

The Belgium international created four chances and had a pass accuracy of 87% in 25 Premier League appearances in 2014-15.

John Terry (Chelsea)

John Terry was arguably the best central defender in the Premier League in the 2014-15 season.

The former England International led Chelsea from the back and won the league title yet again.

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