Chelsea v Watford
English Premier League, England
Date: Sunday, 5th May 2019
Kick off at: 14.00 UK Time
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, England
The Blues get their focus back in Premier League this weekend as they play host to Watford. Maurizio Sarri’s men are yet to secure their top four seat and any other results aside from a win on Sunday won’t help.
Chelsea vs Watford Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for this English Premier League clash. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Kepa(g);Azpilicueta, Luiz, Christensen, Emerson(def);Jorginho, Kante, Loftus-Cheek(mid);Willian, Higuain, Hazard(att).
Expected Formation: 4-4-2
Probable Lineups: Foster(g);Janmaat, Mariappa, Cathcart, Holebas(def);Doucoure, Capouer, Hughes, Pereyra(mid);Deulofeu, Deeney(att).
Before going into this Sunday Premier League tie, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LWDDD
The Blues haven’t been getting the best of results recently as they only won one game in their last five fixtures. During those stretch of games they also lose one match and draw three times in a row.
Maurizio Sarri’s men latest fixture was a 1-1 away draw in Europa League against Eintracht Frankfurt. Chelsea are looking to get themselves back on winning ways this weekend.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WLWDL
The Hornets have been getting mixed results in their last five fixtures, winning two, drawing one and also losing two. Their last league match was a disappointment as they were beaten 2-1 by Wolves.
Javi Garcia’s side doesn’t have much to play for, but will still give their all for pride. Battling the Blues at Stamford Bridge won’t be an easy job, but Watford are playing without any burden.
The Blues don’t have too many injury issues ahead of this Sunday tie, though there are important names who will be out. Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tony Rudiger are both still injured, so they can’t participate.
Eden Hazard should get back into the starting lineup after being benched on midweek. Gonzalo Higuain is also set to get the nod up front ahead of Olivier Giroud.
Garcia also have some injury concerns for this weekend tie as some players won’t be available. The Hornets will miss Tom Cleverly, Penaranda, Domingos Quina along with Prodl who are still injured.
That won’t stop the visitor to put out their best attacking duo as Deulofeo and Deeney are will certainly start. Pereyra and Hughes should also play to give that offensive support from midfield.
Head to Head Records:
The two teams last five meetings have been dominated by Chelsea with four wins and just one defeat.
Their latest match up was on December 27, 2018 which was won by The Blues 2-1.
The Blues will be pushing hard for victory especially after their failure to win in their last three matches. Getting all three points will put their top four hope much bigger as the competition is very tight.
Watford might not have much to play for, but they won’t just go down easily. Chelsea should be favorite to win this tie, but it won’t be an easy one for them.
Final Score: 1-1