Watford v Chelsea, Premier League 2016/17: Team News, Lineups, TV info


Watford v Chelsea
English Premier League 2016/17
20th August, 15:00 pm BST
Vicarage Road, Watford
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Chelsea travel to Watford for their next Premier League game this weekend and the Blues will be looking to build on their last-gasp win over cross-town rivals West Ham United on Monday.

Chelsea picked up a 2-1 win over the Hammers thanks to a late winner from star striker Diego Costa.

Since the arrival of the Italian manager Antonio Conte, Chelsea have looked quite well organised at the back and it could be a major asset for them in away games this season.

As for Watford, they had to work hard for a point against Southampton in their opening game after Ben Watson was sent off with less than 15 minutes remaining.

Watford have failed to beat Chelsea in any competitive match since 1999 and Conte will be hoping to extend that run this week.

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Watford v Chelsea: Team News

Apart from Kurt Zouma and Ben Watson, both sides have a fully fit squad to choose from.

Watford will be hoping to start their new signing Isaac Success here and it will be interesting to see if Cesc Fabregas gets dropped again.

The Spanish international has been linked with a move away from Chelsea after being dropped against West Ham.

Watford v Chelsea: Possible Lineups

Watford Starting Lineup: Gomes; Cathcart, Prodl, Britos; Holebas, Capoue, Behrami, Guedioura, Amrabat; Ighalo, Deeney

Chelsea Starting Lineup: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Kante, Matic; Hazard, Oscar, Willian; Costa

WATFORD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03:   Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea passes as Troy Deeney of Watford and Odion Ighalo of Watford close in during the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road on February 3, 2016 in Watford, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Watford v Chelsea: Key Stats

Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 8 matches against Watford in all competitions.

Chelsea are undefeated in their last 10 matches against Watford in all competitions.

Watford drew both of their games against Chelsea last season.

Chelsea have scored 13 goals against Watford in their last 5 meetings.

Prediction: Watford 1-2 Chelsea

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