Chelsea vs Watford – Preview, and Prediction

Chelsea vs Watford – Chelsea are in third place in the Premier League table heading into their last Premier League match against Watford on Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Watford will clinch 19th place with a win at Stamford Bridge, while a Norwich City victory over Tottenham Hotspur will be required to lift them out of second place.

Chelsea have had a dismal Premier League season by their own lofty standards, having failed to score more than two points per game this season.

However, as Thomas Tuchel mentioned earlier this week, the Blues were up against two of the best teams this country has ever seen, and they would have needed to achieve 90 points for only the fourth time in their history to compete with Manchester City or Liverpool.

Third place was realistically the best they could hope for this season, however it will not be used as an excuse for only 12 points from their last nine Premier League games.

Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester City on Thursday evening, with Marcos Alonso canceling out James Maddison’s early goal.

The West Londoners have only won one of their last five league games at Stamford Bridge, and that victory came thanks to a last-gasp winner against West Ham United.

Only a Chelsea defeat, a Spurs win over Norwich, and an 18-goal swing will keep Watford from claiming third place, however the Hornets will be hoping for a Spurs victory at Carrow Road.

The Hornets will want to finish in the first spot, with a £2.2 million difference between 19th and 20th, and an eight-game winless record implies they may have to rely on results elsewhere.

Chelsea vs Watford – Betting Analysis

After a goalless draw against Everton, Roy Hodgson, who will be replaced by Rob Edwards after this game, praised his players, but they were blasted 5-1 at home by Leicester in their most recent trip.

Two of their last three away defeats have come at the hands of Liverpool and Manchester City, with Hodgson possibly relieved that only seven goals were scored in those games.

With this game marking the 74-year-1231st old’s and most likely final game as a manager, he’ll be hoping that his players can give him the proper football send-off.

Chelsea vs Watford – Head -To- Head

Chelsea vs Watford - Head -To- Head

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