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Chelsea vs Watford: Match Preview, Team News and Prediction

Chelsea, Six Sports

Chelsea take on relegated Watford in their final game of the season. Neither team really has anything on the line for this. However, a loss for Watford and a win for Norwich may see them finish at the foot of the league.

The Blues would like to put the FA Cup final loss behind them Chelsea too would and solidify their place in 3rd, which they can lose if their fellow Londoners Tottenham Hotspur beat Norwich and Chelsea lose their final two games.

Chelsea’s title charge at the beginning of the season quickly faded away after a series of injuries, COVID cases and a host of off-field issues. On the other hand, Watford always looked out of their depth in this division.

They never got a consistent run of results, and changed their manager twice in the campaign. This game would be Ben Foster’s final game for Watford. The 39-year-old shot-stopper joined the Hornets in 2018 and has been an influential figure in the dressing room, who will certainly be missed.

Chelsea: Team News

The most wonderful news for Chelsea fans is the return of Ben Chilwell to training. The English left-back injured his knee in a Champions League game against Juventus in November, and hasn’t played since. The German duo of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner are set to miss out through muscular injuries. Other players who may be a doubt include Matteo Kovacic and Hudson-Odoi.

Watford: Team News

Watford are in an injury crisis of sorts. The trio of Emmanuel Dennis, Ismaila Sarr and Josh King are all absent for the trip to West London. Tom Cleverly, Kiko, and Juan Hernandez are other prominent absentees.

Predicted Lineups

Chelsea (3-4-2-1): Mendy, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Kante, Jorghinio, Alonso, Mount, Pulisic, Lukaku

Watford (4-3-3): Foster, Ngakia, Kabasele, Catchcart, Masina, Sissoko, Kayembe, Gosling, Kalu, Pedro, Sama

Prediction

You can expect this to be a one-sided game. Chelsea are way too big of a mismatch for the soon-to-be relegated club, and logically, this can only go one way.

Chelsea 3-0 Watford

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