Strongest Chelsea Lineup To Face Watford: No Place For Pato Yet

Predicted Chelsea Lineup vs Watford

Chelsea return to Premier League action with a tough away trip against Watford. The Blues dismantled lower league MK Dons 5-1 in the FA Cup over the weekend and will expect a similar clinical and dominant performance under Guus Hiddink.

The Blues will now have known that Pep Guardiola will be on his way to Manchester City and now have to look for another option though the Spaniard was always favourite to join the Citizens. The Blues though have one thing to look forward to and that is Eden Hazard finally broke his duck in the goal scoring charts as he netted a penalty against the Dons.

The London side will be looking to exact revenge against Watford as they were held 2-2 by the Hornets and the Blues will be expecting to get the three points at Vicarage Road. They should have Alexandre Pato in the first team after he signed on loan for the side and we predict the starting lineup for the Blues in this tasty Premier League encounter.

Thibaut Courtois

Courtois should keep his place in the team; it was a surprise though to see him start in the FA Cup tie.

Branislav Ivanovic

The Serbian should also keep his place in the team as he has put in quite a few good performances under Hiddink.

John Terry

John Terry might be on his way out but he still should keep his place in the starting XI for the Blues.

Kurt Zouma

Gary Cahill probably won’t be given a look in and this means that the impressive Kurt Zouma keeps his place against Watford and he would have to be at his best if he is to take on the likes of Deeney and Ighalo.

Cesar Azpilicueta

Cesar was rested in the last game but he should replace Baba Rahman for this crucial game against Watford.

Nemanja Matic

Matic should keep his place in the starting XI, he is the best defensive midfielder the Blues have and hence cannot be dropped at the moment.

Cesc Fabregas

Fabregas should be the one pulling the strings in the game against Watford and will be hopeful of a good performance away from home.

Eden Hazard

The goal drought is finally broken and that was a much-needed one for Hazard. Granted it was a penalty but little things make huge differences and this could well give him the confidence boost for the remainder of the season.

Oscar

Oscar was the man-of-the-match with his hat-trick and he should keep his place in the team though he probably would be played behind Costa and not out wide.

Willian

Willian was rightfully rested in the last game against MK Dons but should make his return to the first team against Watford.

Diego Costa

Costa might not have scored in the last game but he should keep his starting berth in the side. The Latest signing, Pato has to wait for his chances which may get tough to come if Costa picks up his form again.

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