Watford v Chelsea
Competition: English Premier League
Venue: Vicarage Road, Watford
Date: 3rd February 2016
Time: Wednesday, 19:55 pm BST
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Chelsea travel to Vicarage road tonight for a crucial Premier League encounter with Watford.
The home side ended their run of two straight defeats in the Premier League with a narrow 2-1 win over Newcastle last week and will aim to build on it when they take on the Premier League champions.
Meanwhile, after a catastrophic start to the season, Chelsea have shown signs of recovery and are yet to lose a game under Guus Hiddink this season.
The morale of the Chelsea side have improved a lot under the Dutchman and the fans will be delighted that their star player Eden Hazard finally scored his first goal for Chelsea since May 2015 in their FA Cup triumph over MK Dons at the weekend.
Watford v Chelsea Team News
Watford will be without the services of midfielder Nathan Ake who is ineligible to face his parent club. The other absentees include Joel Ekstrand and Tommy Hoban.
As for Chelsea, Alexandre Pato could make his first-team debut tonight, although he is expected to start on the bench.
Strikers Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy are out with injuries and midfielder Willian could also miss out after he picked up a foot injury in Chelsea’s win over MK Dons at the weekend.
Watford v Chelsea Starting Lineups
Chelsea starting lineup: Courtois; Ivanovic, Terry, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Hazard, Oscar, Pedro; Costa
Watford starting lineup: Gomes; Nyom, Cathcart, Britos, Holebas; Behrami, Watson, Capoue; Jurado; Ighalo, Deeney
Watford v Chelsea Key Stats
Chelsea have scored at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 9 matches against Watford in all competitions.
Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 away matches in the Premier League.
Chelsea are undefeated in their last 9 matches against Watford in all competitions.
Chelsea are undefeated in their last 7 matches in the Premier League.
Prediction: Watford 0-2 Chelsea