Watford’s relegation woes deepened on and off the pitch with a 3-1 home defeat to Southampton.

Andre Gray, Nathaniel Chalobah and Domingos Quina were left out of Nigel Pearson's matchday squad for the Premier League game against Southampton.

A post on the club's Twitter account said all three players were omitted by the manager "to ensure the health and safety of all players, staff and officials at today's game".

A newspaper report claimed striker Gray had hosted a party at his house for around 20 people on Friday.

Danny Ings scored twice for Saints.

Watford remain five points behind Albion.