Chelsea vs Watford : All You Need To Know About The Premier League Match
Chelsea will be desperate to get back to winning ways after back-to-back defeats severely derailed their Premier League title defence.
Manchester City and Crystal Palace bettered the champions in recent weeks and they now face a fourth-placed Watford team fresh from beating Arsenal.
It may only be October but another defeat – matching three on the which led to Jose Mourinho’s sacking two years ago – could see the Blues already 12 points adrift of pacesetters Manchester City.
Match Details :
Date :Saturday, October 21.
Time : 12:30 BST/ 17:00 IST
Venue : Stamford Bridge.
TV Broadcast : Sky Sports Premier League(UK) / Star Sports Select 1/HD 1 (India)
Live Streaming Link : www.Ronaldo7.net
Team news :
Antonio Conte have fresh fitness concerns over David Luiz and Tiemoue Bakayoko after Wednesday’s Champions League exploits.
Luiz, playing as a holding midfielder with N’Golo Kante already sidelined, was withdrawn early against Roma as a precaution before Bakayoko complained of pain in his groin.
“ Luiz suffers soleus muscle tear, out till after the international break. Bakayoko set to miss Watford game with a groin strain.”Today Matt Law twitted.
Victor Moses remains out, so Davide Zappacosta will likely come in, and Danny Drinkwater is still not ready for his debut.
Watford are juggling a long injury list but only Issas Success’s knee injury is Marco Silva’s freshest concerns.
Nathaniel Chalobah remains out so will miss the chance of facing his former team.
Predicted line-ups :
Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Cahill; Zappacosta, Fabregas, Christensen, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard
Watford starting XI: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Holebas; Pereyra, Richarlison; Gray
Head to head Records :
Total Matches Played : 31
Chelsea Won : 16
Watford Won : 9
Matches Drawn : 6