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Chelsea vs Watford Match Preview
Champions Chelsea will look to end their winless run when they take on surprise package of the season Watford at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in the Round 9 of Premier League. Considering the situation both clubs find themselves in, this Chelsea vs Watford encounter promises to be a thriller.
The Premier League Champions Chelsea are winless in three games in all competitions. That includes a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace last weekend, against a side that was previously goalless. The problems at the back are haunting Antonio Conte’s win whose immaculate defence of 2016/17 season look ages away. Having conceded more than a goal per game on average, the Blues’ struggles are no less at home with seven goals in eight games at Stamford Bridge. On Wednesday, in the group phase of the UEFA Champions League, Chelsea took only one point against AS Roma 3-3 and we all saw that their defence is very shaky. The summer signings haven’t been according to plan and murmurs about the sale of Nemanja Matic are growing louder; especially with injuries to lynchpin N’Golo Kante. There would be more pressure on the manager if his side loses on Saturday.
For Watford, it’s a dream start to the season for new manager Marco Silva. The Hornets have picked 15 points from eight matches with just one loss. Defeating Arsenal 2-1 last weekend must have silenced some of the critics who have pointed that their early season form is just a flash in the pan. Watford have been impressive away from home winning three and drawing one of their League games. Incidentally, their last defeat on the road came at Stamford Bridge at the end of last season where they lost 4-3 to the eventual Champions. With Chelsea struggling for fitness and the visitors looking good away from home, this encounter could come out with a surprise result.
Chelsea vs Watford H2H
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six meetings with Watford having won four and drawn two of their encounters. Watford enjoys the trips to Stamford Bridge as they scored two or more in each of their last two trips here.
Chelsea vs Watford Team News
The Chelsea treatment bench is full, with Kante and Danny Drinkwater definitely out of this match. Also under the cover of doubt are David Luiz, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Victor Moses.
Watford have injury concerns of their own with Sebastian Prodl a doubt for this game. Isaac Success, Nathaniel Chalobah, Younes Kaboul and Craig Catcart are set to miss this match.
Chelsea vs Watford Probable Line-ups
Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Zappacosta, Alonso, Musonda, Fabregas, Morata, Willian, Hazard.
Watford: Gomes, Holebas, Kabasele, Mariappa, Kiko, Doucoure, Capoue, Cleverly, Gray, Pereyra, Richarlison.
Chelsea vs Watford Predictions
Watford’s impressive goal scoring form away from home combined with the injury concerns for Chelsea make this pick a very interesting one. Both the Premier League games after the Champions League ties this season have ended in draws for the Blues. It looks more likely that the hosts would have to settle for a point.
Chelsea vs Watford Betting Tip: BTS/Yes @ 1.90 (Bet365)
Coming to individual players, Watford’s summer signing Richarlison is showing cracking form away from home netting three goals in four away matches. He has created more chances than any Watford player and looks good to score again this weekend.