Chelsea will aim to make an immediate return to winning ways in the Premier League during Wednesday’s London derby with Watford.
WATFORD RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD
Watford failed to keep the momentum going from their 4-1 drubbing of Manchester United and lost their last premier league game in a disappointing fashion to Leicester. Jamie Vardy and James Maddison stole the show with multiple goal contributions as Emmanuel Dennis and Joshua King scored nothing more than mere consolations the Hornets went down 4-2 at the King Power Stadium. Claudio Ranieri’s men are 16th in the premier league table with 13 points from a possible 39. Ben Foster, Nicolas N’Koulou, Peter Etebo, Ismaila Sarr, Ken Sema, and Francisco Sierralta are all out injured for the hosts.
CHELSEA RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD
Chelsea were held to a draw at home by Manchester United at the weekend in what has to be considered as two points dropped in the premier league title race. Jorginho went from zero to hero as a heavy touch allowed Jadon Sancho to race clear and open the scoring at Stamford Bridge. However, he redeemed himself 20 minutes later by converting a penalty after Thiago Silva was fouled by Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Tuchel’s Blues still lead the way at the top of the premier league table with 30 points, but they are now only one clear of Manchester City, with Liverpool also within touching distance. N’Golo Kante, Ben Chilwell, and Mateo Kovacic remain out injured. Striker Romelu Lukaku is fit and is likely to start here.
WATFORD VS CHELSEA STATS, ODDS, PREDICTION
Chelsea has five wins and five clean sheets in six away games in the Premier League. They are the only team in the Premier League yet to lose on rival turf this season. The Hornets have lost three of their six home matches in the Premier League and have failed to score in all three of those defeats. Chelsea has won seven of the last eight meetings between both sides with over 2.5 goals coming in eight of them. We are backing a comfortable win for the Blues here.
PREDICTION: CHELSEA WIN 2-0/2-1/3-0/3-1
ACCUMULATOR TIP: CHELSEA OVER 1.5 TEAM GOALS
ANYTIME GOALSCORER: ROMELU LUKAKU