Watford vs Chelsea Prediction: Premier League Match on 01.12.2021
Premier League leaders Chelsea saw their advantage closed to within a point this week, as they could only manage a draw against Manchester United. They come up against former boss Claudio Ranieri on Wednesday, as Watford look for a second win in five games.
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It should be an interesting game at Vicarage Road on Wednesday evening, as Chelsea look to get back into form. The Blues have been much stronger on the road so far this season, as they have suffered their only defeat at Stamford Bridge. They have also dropped points in each of their last two home games, including most recently against Manchester United.
Chelsea needed a penalty in that game against the Red Devils to get a point, as they looked to be heading for a defeat before Aaron Wan-Bissaka brought down Thiago Silva. Jorginho made up for his error earlier in the second half by dispatching the penalty.
But, the Blues didn’t really ask many questions of the United defence following the equaliser. Chelsea still remain top of the Premier League standings, but they now have just a point advantage over Manchester City in second, and are two points clear of Liverpool.
Watford look to have a challenge on their hands to stay in the Premier League this season, as they are already in 16th place after 13 rounds of fixtures. The Hornets would have been hoping for the new manager bounce after appointing Ranieri, but the Italian is yet to find a run of momentum during his tenure as Watford manager.
Watford lost for the third time in four games against Leicester at the weekend, as they conceded four on the road. They have allowed the third-most goals in the league this season. However, confidence should be high, as the Hornets won their last home game in the league against Manchester United.
Watford vs Chelsea Head to Head
Watford have recorded just one win against Chelsea in the last 12 meetings. The Blues have picked up wins in each of the last four games between the sides, which includes back-to-back 2-1 wins at Vicarage Road. Both games at Stamford Bridge were won 3-0 by the Blues.
Watford vs Chelsea Prediction
Watford may be confident after beating United in their last home game. However, this is a completely different challenge. Chelsea will need to win this game to stay top of the league standings, and we expect them to have a comfortable evening at Vicarage Road this week.
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