Chelsea v Watford: match preview

Watford find themselves in the unusual position of being closer to Premier League survival than being ahead of it, yet tonight they are in eerily familiar environs of Stamford Bridge. The Hornets’ one-point cushion over the relegation zone feels significantly greater than the 20 points they have to get, but their manager, Marco Silva, feels it may well prove decisive when it comes to the standings. Chelsea have suffered one defeat in their past 12 matches and may feel the need to put one over on the opposition they beat 3-0 at Vicarage Road in September. Ben Fisher

Kick-off Tuesday 7.45pm

Venue Stamford Bridge

Last season n/a

Referee Kevin Friend

This season G6, Y24, R0, 4.88 cards per game

Odds H 6-5 A 13-5 D 4-1


Subs from Gomes, Kabasele, Cathcart, Amrabat, Zuniga, Holebas, Maliaguez, Watson, Doucoure, Kaboul, Ighalo, Douglas, Watson

Doubtful None

Injured Watson (back, 22 Nov), Prodl (knee, Dec), Deeney (foot, Dec), Pereyra (back, unknown)

Suspended None


Discipline Y12 R1

Leading scorer Troy Deeney 3


Subs from Caballero, Zappacosta, Emerson, Fabregas, Piazon, Moses, McEachran, Luiz, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Kenedy, Barkley, Alonso, Loftus-Cheek, Drinkwater, Ramires, Cahill, Alonso, Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, Eduardo, Emerson

Doubtful None

Injured Hazard (hamstring, 22 Nov), Drinkwater (knee, 22 Nov), Azpilicueta (ankle, 22 Nov), Willian (pelvis, 22 Nov), David Luiz (knee, Jan), Cahill (ankle, Jan), Moses (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None


Discipline Y16 R0

Leading scorer Alvaro Morata 6

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