Premier League In Focus – Chelsea vs Watford Preview

When? Saturday 21st October, 12:30 (UK)

Where? Stamford Bridge

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

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STATS & FACTS
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Chelsea W3, D2
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Chelsea W5, Watford W1, D2
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Chelsea W16, Watford W9, D6

Chelsea have not lost any of their last 12 meetings with Watford across all competitions.

Watford have not beaten Chelsea this century, with their last win coming back in September 1999.

Chelsea have the unwanted record of being shown the most red cards in the Premier League this season (three).

Watford have only lost once in the Premier League this season, a record that has seen them move above Chelsea in the table and into the top four.

Watford are the joint fourth highest goalscorers in the Premier League and they have conceded the most goals of all the teams in the top half of the table, with 13 goals against from their first eight matches.

Both Chelsea and Watford have scored 13 times in their first eight Premier League matches - an average of 1.63 goals per game.

The Hornets seem to have a love for late goals as of late with three goals in their last three matches all coming in the 90th minute and beyond. This trio of late goals has meant that Watford have picked up seven points from a possible nine on offer.

Cesar Azpilicueta and Thibaut Courtois have played every minute of Chelsea’s Premier League campaign so far.

Alvaro Morata has scored six Premier League goals this season and he finds the net on average every 82 minutes.

There have been nine different scorers for Watford in the Premier League this season.

MEMORABLE MEETING
May 2017 saw Chelsea play their first game since being crowned last season’s Premier League champions. Watford where the visitors to Stamford Bridge as the two sides played out a seven-goal thriller, and one that Chelsea would edge 4-3 thanks to Cesc Fabregas’ late goal.