Chelsea vs Watford prediction: How will crunch Premier League clash play out?

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Chelsea host Watford trying to take one other step in the direction of a prime 4 spot within the Premier League

The Blues drew 1-1 away at Eintracht Frankfurt of their Europa League semi-final first leg on Thursday.

And Maurizio Sarri’s staff have their future in their very own palms, as they at the moment sit in fourth two factors forward of Arsenal.

FA Cup finalists Watford misplaced to Wolves 2-1 final week, and at the moment lie in 10th place, on 50 factors. 

In December’s reverse fixture, Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea received 2-1 at Vicarage Street.

Prediction… Chelsea 1-Zero Watford

A difficult one this for Chelsea – Watford have been one of many shock outfits within the Premier League this season and in addition to a possible top-half end, Hornets’ followers have an FA Cup last to look ahead to in two weeks’ time. 

Undoubtedly, this recreation has large ramifications within the battle for the top-four – a race no staff appears to be ready grasp. After a three-game win streak following the worldwide break, Chelsea haven’t received in three league video games, lacking a possibility final week towards Manchester United and slipping up towards Burnley earlier than that. 

However Maurizio Sarri’s weekly priorities have been evident on Thursday, as Eden Hazard began on the bench within the Europa League. Chelsea’s star man will likely be raring to go from the beginning on Sunday, alongside an A-team beginning XI. Watford have much less to play for regardless of final week’s defeat, as Javi Gracia’s thoughts step by step turns in the direction of the Cup last. 

1-Zero Chelsea – Hazard the matchwinner.   

What time does it begin?

Chelsea vs Watford kicks off at 2:00pm (BST) on Sunday Might 5.

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The place can I watch it?

The match won’t be proven stay on TV or on-line within the UK.

Impartial Sport will maintain you updated with all of the objectives as they fly in by way of our stay weblog.

Highlights will likely be proven at 10:50pm on BBC One.

Predicted line-ups

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Luiz, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Hazard, Willian, Higuain

Watford: Foster, Femenia, Mariappa, Cathcart, Holebas, Capoue, Doucoure, Hughes, Pereyra, Deeney, Grey

Type information…

Chelsea: WLWDDD

Watford: WWLWDL​

Pedro scored a vital away aim for Chelsea within the Europa League on Thursday (EPA)

Head-to-head…

Watford 1 (Pereyra) Chelsea 2 (Hazard x2), Premier League, December 2018

Watford 4 (Deeney, Janmaat, Deulofeu, Pereyra) Chelsea 1 (Hazard), Premier League, February 2018 

Chelsea 4 (Pedro, Batshuayi x2, Azpilicueta) Watford 2 (Doucoure, Pereyra), Premier League, October 2017

Chelsea 4 (Terry, Azpilicueta, Batshuayi, Fabregas) Watford 3 (Capoue, Janmaat, Okaka), Premier League, Might 2017

Watford 1 (Capoue) Chelsea 2 (Batshuayi, Costa), Premier League, August 2016 

Odds…

Chelsea to win: 4/11

Watford to win: 8/1

Draw: 4/1

(Odds offered by Betfair)

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