Watford host a rejuvenated Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League and both teams will be looking to build on their last weekend wins in the Premier League. Chelsea and Watford both won their respective FA Cup ties and the two teams head into this game high on confidence.
Neither team has any new injury concern and both sides are expected to be at full strength, boosted by the addition of new signings. Watford will be hoping to give Mario Suarez a debut while Chelsea new boys Alexandre Pato and Matt Miazga might also get a look in.
Here is the expected Chelsea line-up to face the Hornets:
Thibaut Courtois- The Belgian was a surprise starter in Chelsea’s weekend win over MK Dons and is expected to feature between the sticks for the Blues.
Cesar Azpilicueta: He was rested for Chelsea’s game against MK Dons but is expected to be back on the side that visits Watford.
John Terry: All eyes will be on the Chelsea captain who will take the field for the first time after announcing that he will be leaving the Blues at the end of the season.
Kurt Zouma: The young French defender will be taking his place alongside John Terry in central defence after a well-deserved rest. He was replaced by Gary Cahill for the trip to Milton Keynes but he will now be back on the team.
Branislav Ivanovic: Ivanovic signed a new contract with Chelsea a couple of weeks ago and his performances have been justifying that. Chelsea will be hoping that the veteran defender keeps up with his impressive performances.
Nemanja Matic: Matic played out the full 90 minutes at Stadium MK and is expected to do the same on Wednesday night. He will have to ensure that Watford do not enjoy too much possession in the middle of the pitch.
Cesc Fabregas: After a horrid start to the Premier League season, Spaniard Cesc Fabregas looks to be back in form for the Blues and Chelsea will be hoping that he can get a couple of assists in tomorrow’s game.
Oscar: The Brazilian midfielder was among the goals at the weekend as he notched up a first half hat-trick. At least, another goal will be expected from him when he takes the field against Watford.
Pedro: The winger did not take the field against the Gunners in last week’s 1-0 win at the Emirates but he did come on as a substitute in the FA Cup and is likely to start in the game against Watford.
Eden Hazard: Eden Hazard ended his goal-drought for the season when he slotted home the penalty against the Championship side and Chelsea will be hoping that there are more goals to come from him.
Diego Costa: Costa scored the winner in the over Arsenal and has scored 5 goals in the last 5 Premier League games and if Watford are to take anything away from the game they have to keep him in check.
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