Chelsea vs Watford Match Info
Date: Sunday 5th May
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
Chelsea vs Watford Match Stats
- Chelsea have drawn their last three consecutive games in all competitions
- Watford have lost three of their last four away games in the Premier League
- The Hornets have won just one of their last 15 matches against the Blues
Chelsea vs Watford Head-to-Head
21 Oct 2017 – Chelsea 4-2 Watford – Premier League
05 Feb 2018 – Watford 4-1 Chelsea – Premier League
26 Dec 2018 Watford 1-2 Chelsea – Premier League
Chelsea wins: 18
Watford wins: 10
Chelsea vs Watford Match Preview
Chelsea’s first season under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri has had plenty of ups and downs. Although performances in the Premier League have taken poor turns at times and a title race has not been a possibility since the first few months of the season, the Londoners still have the opportunity to secure a top four finish in their own hands and they’re now favourites to reach the Europa League final after a first-leg away draw with Frankfurt in midweek.
That 1-1 result in Germany was the Blues’ third consecutive draw in all competitions but with the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal dropping points in the Premier League, they can come into their final two games against Watford and Leicester City knowing that six points will be enough to secure their spot in the Champions League next season. You can back them for three points here at 38/100 with William Hill.
Watford have two opportunities to secure a spot in next season’s Europa League. The Hornets are in the final of the FA Cup later this month where they will take on potential domestic treble winners Manchester City, but if they were to lose that match at Wembley Stadium then the team finishing in seventh place in the Premier League table will enter Europe and that’s still a possibility for Javi Gracia’s side.
After starting the season in terrific form but slowing up slightly in the second half of the campaign, the Spanish boss can be delighted with the progress made by his side overall this season, particularly after many backed them for relegation at the start of the campaign. Having lost three of their last four away games in the Premier League (the other being a victory at already-relegated Huddersfield), three points here do seem unlikely, hence odds of 15/2 with PaddyPower.
Watford are always good for a goal though and in players like Gerard Deulofeu and Troy Deeney they will cause a threat to most defences in the league. In fact, the Hornets have only failed to find the net on one occasion in their last 11 matches in all competitions and it’s also worth noting that Chelsea haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last five games either, so backing the home win and both teams to score bet seems like a good punt to us at 15/8 with Bet365.
Eden Hazard has been the stand-out man for Chelsea once again this season. The Belgian maestro has racked up no fewer than 16 Premier League goals this term, including a brace in the reverse fixture between these two sides at Vicarage Road earlier in the season. You can get 10/11 with PaddyPower for the 28 year old to get on the scoresheet again here.
Chelsea vs Watford Betting Tips
Home win & BTTS @ 15/8 with Bet365
Eden Hazard to score at any time @ 10/11 with PaddyPower
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