November 29, 2021 5:07 PM
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Alex Sarwar

Watford vs Chelsea Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Watford vs Chelsea taking place? Watford vs Chelsea will take place on Wednesday 1st December, 2021 at 19:30 (UK)

Where is Watford vs Chelsea taking place? Watford vs Chelsea will take place at Vicarage Road in Watford

Where can I get tickets for Watford vs Chelsea? Ticket information for Watford vs Chelsea can be found on each club’s official website

What TV channel is Watford vs Chelsea on in the UK? Watford vs Chelsea will be televised live on the Amazon Prime app on smart TVs

Where can I stream Watford vs Chelsea in the UK? Watford vs Chelsea can be streamed live on Amazon Prime

THE LOWDOWN

WATFORD

  • Watford were beaten by the superior firepower of Leicester at the weekend with Claudio Ranieri’s side fighting fire with fire and ultimately following to a 4-2 defeat at the King Power Stadium.
  • Injuries are starting to hit Watford hard and Ranieri will desperately be hoping that Emmanuel Dennis is passed fit for this contest when taking into account the quality of Chelsea’s defence.

CHELSEA

  • Chelsea were frustrated by Man Utd at Stamford Bridge this past Sunday after being held to a 1-1 draw with the Red Devils despite dominating large periods of the game and missing a couple of golden opportunities to win it late on.
  • Ben Chilwell, Mateo Kovacic and N'Golo Kante remain absent for the Blues while Thomas Tuchel has said that Reece James, Jorginho and Timo Werner need to be assessed before their involvement is decided.

THE TEAM NEWS

WATFORD

PREDICTED XI (4-1-4-1): Bachmann; Kiko Femenia, Cathcart, Troost-Ekong, Rose; Louza; Cucho Hernandez, Cleverley, Sissoko, King; Joao Pedro

UNAVAILABLE: Foster (Injured), Baah (Injured), Etebo (Injured), Kabasele (Fitness), Sema (Injured), Sierralta (Injured), N’Koulou (Injured), Sarr (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: Dennis (Injured), Masina (Injured), Kucka (Injured)

CHELSEA

PREDICTED XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Chalobah, Rudiger, Christensen; Azpilicueta, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Alonso; Pulisic, Mount; Lukaku

UNAVAILABLE: Chilwell (Injured), Kovacic (Injured), Kante (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: James (Injured), Jorhinho (Injured), Werner (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Chelsea are expected to take all their frustrations after failing to beat Man Utd out on Watford in the same way that they did to Leicester after being held by Burnley the match before. The reigning European champions and current Premier League leaders have proven far more potent on the road in recent weeks, combining their notoriously strong defence with a clinical edge going forward as home teams afford them slightly more room to counter attack. This has led to Chelsea winning their last four away league games without conceding a single goal and scoring ten in the process. Whilst Watford may play more conservatively than Leicester attempted to against Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel’s men should still find a way past the Hornets and provided the visiting backline maintains their well-drilled shape and solidarity, three points are very much on the cards for the Blues.

Tip: CHELSEA TO WIN

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