The Blues presently occupy the ultimate Champions League spot heading into the penultimate weekend of the 2018-19 season – 2 points beyond Arsenal and 3 beyond Manchester United.Qualification by winning the Galilean satellite League remains a target – a contest Watford hope to be competitive in next season.
The Hornets will qualify for Europe either by finishing seventh within the Premier League or beating Manchester city within the fa final.
Eden Hazard might play his final Premier League game for Chelsea once they host Watford on Sunday (kick-off 2pm).
Hazard is out of consent 2020 and has been powerfully connected with a summer move to Real Spanish capital.
He came off the bench on Th as Chelsea player 1-1 at Eintracht frankfurt within the initial leg of their europa League semi-final.
With 2 games of the season left to play Chelsea are fourth within the Premier League table,
2 points on top of Arsenal and 3 on top of Manchester United, who they player 1-1 against last weekend.
A win against Watford may well be enough to secure a Champions League place for next season,
relying however Arsenal and United fare in their games on Sunday.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek ought to be acceptable Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Watford.
The England midfielder was withdrawn within the latter stages of Chelsea’s 1-1 europa League semi-final first-leg draw at Eintracht metropolis on Th, however head coach Maurizio Sarri place that all the way down to cramp.
Chelsea can assess city Cahill UN agency lost the metropolis trip with an tendon downside, however fellow defender Antonio Rudiger (knee) and jock Callum Hudson-Odoi (Achilles) area unit long absentees.
Troy Deeney is out there once more for the Hornets when his recent suspension.
Possible Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Christensen, Jorginho, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Hazard, Higuain
Possible Watford XI: Foster, Femenia, Mariappa, Cathcart, Holebas, Doucoure, Hughes, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Deeney
Score prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Watford
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Chelsea area unit undefeated in eleven home matches against Watford all told competitions (W7 D4 L0) since a 1-5 defeat on the ultimate day of the 1985-86 season.
Watford have taken only 1 purpose from their 5 away Premier League visits to Stamford Bridge against Chelsea (W0 D1 L4), drawing 2-2 on legal holiday in 2015.
Since their come back to the Premier League in 2015, Watford have scored a lot of Premier League goals against Chelsea than they need vs the other aspect (13).
They have additionally scored a lot of goals at Stamford Bridge (7) than the other visiting aspect over the past four seasons.