Chelsea vs. Watford: Premier League – Match Preview

The Premier League champions Chelsea entertain Watford on Monday night, the penultimate fixture for both sides.

The Blues sealed a second title in three years on Friday as they won 1-0 away at West Brom.

A late Michy Batshuayi goal sealed the title for Antonio Conte’s men.

Watford’s poor end to the season continues and they were edged out by Everton on the same evening.

Ross Barkley scored the only goal, leaving Watford on 40 points and winless as well as scoreless in four games.

Premier League form: Chelsea W4 D0 L1; Watford W1 D0 L4
Premier League top scorers
Chelsea – Diego Costa 20 goals
Watford – Troy Deeney 10 goals

Match history
Chelsea recovered from a goal down to beat Watford earlier in the season, with Diego Costa scoring a late winner.

Both meetings last year finished as a draw, including a 2-2 result at Stamford Bridge.

Last five meetings in all comps
Watford 1 Chelsea 2 – 20/08/16
Watford 0 Chelsea 0 – 03/02/16
Chelsea 2 Watford 2 – 26/12/15
Chelsea 3 Watford 0 – 04/01/15
Chelsea 5 Watford 0 – 03/01/10

Under 2.5 goals – 7/4 with Bet 365

Team news
Expect Chelsea to rotate the team here given their title success.

David Luiz is set to be rested having played recently with an injury and the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta, Pedro and Costa are also likely to be rotated.

Watford have numerous injury issues and Christian Kabasele joined the lengthy list on Friday.

Tom Cleverley will return to the starting XI after he was ineligible to face parent side Everton.

Expected starting XI’s
Chelsea (3-4-3): Begovic; Ake, Terry, Zouma; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Hazard
Watford (4-3-3): Gomes; Janmaat, Prodl, Mariappa, Zuniga; Behrami, Capoue, Cleverley; Amrabat, Deeney, Niang

Predictions

Result: Chelsea (1/4 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 2-0 (7/1 with Bet Victor)

Anytime Goalscorer: Willian (2/1 with 888 Sport)

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