Lineups

Chelsea

( 4-3-3 )

  • 1. Kepa

  • 15. K. Zouma

  • 4. A. Christensen

  • 24. R. James

  • 28. Azpilicueta

  • 8. R. Barkley Goal

  • 19. M. Mount

    76'
  • 22. C. Pulisic

  • 7. N. Kanté

    78'
  • 10. Willian Penalty

    76'
  • 18. O. Giroud Goal

    76'

Substitutes

  • 13. W. Caballero

  • 3. Marcos Alonso

  • 2. A. Rüdiger

  • 12. R. Loftus-Cheek

    76'
  • 47. B. Gilmour

    78'
  • 5. Jorginho

  • 11. Pedro

  • 9. T. Abraham

    76'
  • 20. C. Hudson-Odoi

    76'

England - Premier League

21' E. Capoue 21' Yellow Card 21'  E. Capoue 49' A. Mariappa 49' Yellow Card 49'  A. Mariappa 28' O. Giroud 28' Goal 28'   Giroud O. Giroud 43' Willian 43' Penalty 43'   Borges da Silva Willian 90' R. Barkley 90' Goal 90'   Barkley R. Barkley
Chelsea

Chelsea

3 - 0

Watford

Watford

  • 28'
    1 - 0
  • 43'
    2 - 0
  • 90'
    3 - 0
  • Date: 04/07/2020
  • Time: 20:00
  • Venue: Stamford Bridge
  • Referee: Kevin Friend
Premier League Betting Tips: Chelsea v Watford

Date published: 7/2/2020 9:34:20 PM

Premier League Betting Tips: Chelsea v Watford

Chelsea look to bounce back from their disappointing 3-2 defeat to London rivals West Ham when they host another of the Premier League’s relegation-battlers on Saturday, a Watford side that have returned from lockdown looking a different side to the one that looked in good form and well-organised in Nigel Pearson’s first few months in charge.

The Blues were looking in fine fettle before Wednesday’s disappointing defeat, returning by coming back from a goal behind to beat Aston Villa 2-1, defeating Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City via the same scoreline before a 1-0 win over Leicester saw them progress to the FA Cup semi-finals. 

 

The midweek defeat exposed some defensive flaws that Lampard will hope to iron out, but such a quick turnaround of fixtures doesn’t give him a great deal of time on the training pitch. Still, he’ll be confident his side can dispatch of a Watford side 14 places and 26 points worse off this season, with Chelsea beating Watford in five of the last six meetings at Stamford Bridge, drawing the other, and coming away with a relatively comfortable 2-1 win in the reverse fixture at Vicarage Road last November. 

 

Watford, meanwhile, had looked well on course to steer aware from safety in the spring, with five wins from Nigel Pearson’s first 13 matches in charge, including a statement 3-0 win to end champions Liverpool’s unbeaten run. But they’ve taken just one point of 12 available since then, returning from the hiatus with a hard-fought 1-1 against Leicester before limp defeats to Burnley (1-0) and Southampton (3-1).

 

Frank Lampard will be looking at Wednesday’s defeat as just a blip, and they’ve otherwise been in fine form of late, but still clean sheets tend to evade them - just one from their last ten outings in the Premier League. Chelsea are just 2/5 to win, but 2/1 to win and both teams to score - as has been the case in 10 of their 16 league wins so far. More specifically, a comfortable 3-1 victory at 12/1 is worth considering. 

 

*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change

 

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Simulation

Watford vs Chelsea

There is a 19.3% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Chelsea, at 70.0%, are heavy favorites to beat Watford who have a 10.8% chance.
In simulation wins, Watford upsets Chelsea by averaging 6.8 shots and 2.8 shots on goal.
They average 1.8 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.5 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Chelsea 2.2 to Watford 0.7.

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Match Information

  • Premier League
  • Round 33
  • Stamford Bridge
  • Kevin Friend
  • 04 Jul, 20:00

Predictions

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Over 0.5 In 1st Half
10/11 Bookmaker
78%Panelty

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Sum of Goal Between 2 & 3
1/1 Bookmaker
69%Panelty

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Both Teams Not To Score
1/16 Bookmaker
59%Panelty

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1/6 Bookmaker
59%Panelty

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5/6 Bookmaker
56%Panelty

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Chelsea Player Prediction

Players Shots SG Goals G%
Willian 2.11 0.83 0.30 25.64%

Watford Player Prediction

Players Shots SG Goals G%
W. Hughes 0.61 0.06 0.03 2.80%

League Table

Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA GD Points
1 Liverpool 38 32 3 3 85 33 52 99
2 Manchester City 38 26 3 9 102 35 67 81
3 Manchester United 38 18 12 8 66 36 30 66
4 Chelsea 38 20 6 12 69 54 15 66
5 Leicester City 38 18 8 12 67 41 26 62
6 Tottenham 38 16 11 11 61 47 14 59
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 15 14 9 51 40 11 59
8 Arsenal 38 14 14 10 56 48 8 56
9 Sheffield United 38 14 12 12 39 39 0 54
10 Burnley 38 15 9 14 43 50 -7 54
11 Southampton 38 15 7 16 51 60 -9 52
12 Everton 38 13 10 15 44 56 -12 49
13 Newcastle United 38 11 11 16 38 58 -20 44
14 Crystal Palace 38 11 10 17 31 50 -19 43
15 Brighton and Hove Albion 38 9 14 15 39 54 -15 41
16 West Ham United 38 10 9 19 49 62 -13 39
17 Aston Villa 38 9 8 21 41 67 -26 35
18 AFC Bournemouth 38 9 7 22 40 65 -25 34
19 Watford 38 8 10 20 36 64 -28 34
20 Norwich City 38 5 6 27 26 75 -49 21
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Watford

  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Overall Record
  • 38
  • 20
  • 6
  • 12
  • 66
  • 4
  • 38
  • 8
  • 10
  • 20
  • 34
  • 19
  • Away Record
  • 19
  • 11
  • 3
  • 5
  • 36
  • 4
  • 19
  • 6
  • 6
  • 7
  • 24
  • 19
  • Home Record
  • 19
  • 9
  • 3
  • 7
  • 30
  • 4
  • 19
  • 2
  • 4
  • 13
  • 10
  • 19
  • Home
  • Away
  • Overall
  • Home
  • Away
  • Overall
  • Goal for
  • 30
  • 39
  • 69
  • 22
  • 14
  • 36
  • Average Goal For
  • 14
  • 1
  • 15
  • -5
  • -23
  • -28
  • Goal Against
  • 16
  • 38
  • 54
  • 27
  • 37
  • 64
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Last 8 Overall
  • 8
  • 4
  • 0
  • 4
  • 66
  • 4
  • 8
  • 2
  • 0
  • 6
  • 34
  • 19
  • Last 5 Away
  • 5
  • 1
  • 0
  • 4
  • 66
  • 4
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
  • 5
  • 34
  • 19
  • Last 5 Home
  • 5
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
  • 66
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • 34
  • 19

Recent Head-to-Head Results

04-Jul-2020
Chelsea 3-0 Watford
02-Nov-2019
Watford 1-2 Chelsea
05-May-2019
Chelsea 3-0 Watford
26-Dec-2018
Watford 1-2 Chelsea
05-Feb-2018
Watford 4-1 Chelsea
21-Oct-2017
Chelsea 4-2 Watford
15-May-2017
Chelsea 4-3 Watford
20-Aug-2016
Watford 1-2 Chelsea
03-Feb-2016
Watford 0-0 Chelsea
26-Dec-2015
Chelsea 2-2 Watford
04-Jan-2015
Chelsea 3-0 Watford

Chelsea Last 5 Games

08/08/2020
Bayern Munich 4-1 Chelsea
01/08/2020
Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea
26/07/2020
Chelsea 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
22/07/2020
Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea
19/07/2020
Manchester United 1-3 Chelsea

Watford Last 5 Games

26/07/2020
Arsenal 3-2 Watford
21/07/2020
Watford 0-4 Manchester City
17/07/2020
West Ham United 3-1 Watford
11/07/2020
Watford 2-1 Newcastle United
07/07/2020
Watford 2-1 Norwich City

Lineups

Chelsea
(4-3-3)
Watford
(4-2-3-1)
  • 1. Kepa

  • 15. K. Zouma

  • 4. A. Christensen

  • 24. R. James

  • 28. Azpilicueta

  • 8. R. Barkley Goal

  • 19. M. Mount

    76'
  • 22. C. Pulisic

  • 7. N. Kanté

    78'
  • 10. Willian Penalty

    76'
  • 18. O. Giroud Goal

    76'

Substitutes

  • 13. W. Caballero

  • 3. Marcos Alonso

  • 2. A. Rüdiger

  • 12. R. Loftus-Cheek

    76'
  • 47. B. Gilmour

    78'
  • 5. Jorginho

  • 11. Pedro

  • 9. T. Abraham

    76'
  • 20. C. Hudson-Odoi

    76'
  • 26. B. Foster

  • 21. Kiko Femenía

    64'
  • 4. C. Dawson

  • 27. C. Kabasele

  • 6. A. Mariappa Yellow Card

  • 29. E. Capoue Yellow Card

    58'
  • 16. A. Doucouré

  • 19. W. Hughes

  • 14. N. Chalobah

  • 9. T. Deeney

    64'
  • 23. I. Sarr

    83'

Substitutes

  • 1. Gomes

  • 15. C. Cathcart

  • 25. J. Holebas

  • 11. A. Masina

    64'
  • 37. R. Pereyra

    83'
  • 8. T. Cleverley

    64'
  • 17. João Pedro

  • 10. D. Welbeck

    58'
  • 18. A. Gray

Chelsea Chelsea
Watford Watford
5
Corners
3
9
Shots On Target
3
66
Possession
34
0
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
12
Shots Off Target
5
145
Attacks
92
71
Dangerous
23

Chelsea v Watford

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    Chelsea 3-0 Watford - Match Report

    Date published: 7/5/2020 1:29:30 PM

    Chelsea cruise to routine victory over Watford and move back into top four

    Olivier Giroud, Willian and Ross Barkley struck to sink Watford 3-0 at Stamford Bridge and limit Chelsea’s fall from the Premier League’s top four to less than five hours.

    France’s World Cup-winning striker Giroud angled a fine effort for his third goal in five Premier League games, with the 33-year-old showing renewed sharpness.

    Brazil forward Willian tucked away another nerveless penalty: his third in as many league matches, after his spot-kicks in the 2-1 win over Manchester City and Wednesday’s 3-2 loss at West Ham.

    Former Everton midfielder Barkley then capped another industrious performance with a smart strike in stoppage time.

    Chelsea’s demoralising midweek defeat by the Hammers, coupled with Manchester United thrashing Bournemouth 5-2 on Saturday afternoon had seen the Blues drop out of the league’s top four for the first time since October.

     

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    But Frank Lampard’s men jumped straight back above United to reclaim fourth spot, with a commanding Saturday night victory in west London.

    Lampard had demanded atonement for Wednesday’s shock loss at West Ham, and his focused Chelsea charges delivered against an admittedly-limited Watford outfit.

    Stamford Bridge has been awash for weeks with talk of a summer signings revolution, but here it was the old guard who came good for Lampard.

    Giroud recently signed a one-year contract extension, but he will face extra competition next term in the shape of £53million RB Leipzig recruit and prolific Germany hitman Timo Werner.

    The 31-year-old Willian continues to hold out for three years on a new deal, whereas Chelsea only want to offer him two.

    But the 70-cap Brazil star now boasts 11 goals in all competitions this term, and three in two matches after his brace amid that galling loss at West Ham.

    Lampard has made no secret of his desire to retain Willian’s services next term, and the well-liked winger has doubtless again boosted his chances of a new Blues contract.

    Kepa’s awkward pass left the double-marked Andreas Christensen in hot water on the edge of his own box in an inauspicious start.

    The Dane rode out of trouble well enough and once the Blues settled they took control.

    Christian Pulisic again matched industry with invention, the 21-year-old again proving vital to Chelsea’s attacking rhythm and shape.

    The United States forward slipped Giroud in on the inside left but the Frenchman could not stretch Ben Foster in the Watford goal.

    Mere minutes later Giroud pounced on the opportunity to make amends, drilling home from almost the same position.

    This time it was Barkley who slid Giroud through, with the 33-year-old making no mistake in leaving Foster with no chance.

    Watford’s deep double-bank defending continually invited Chelsea to attack, and once in the lead the Blues moved with more fluency and comfort.

    Pulisic caused panic in the Hornets’ box, inciting a clumsy challenge from Etienne Capoue – and a penalty was the only outcome.

    So up stepped Willian, stroking into the net after his now-customary stuttering run-up.

    Chelsea continued to dominate after the break, and Willian scythed through Watford’s cover before sending a cute ball through for Giroud.

    The Blues striker found the target once more but Foster conjured a solid save.

    Willian’s dipping 20-yard drive drew another good stop from Foster. Kurt Zouma connected well from the resulting corner but his header was straight at the Watford goalkeeper.

    Late on Danny Welbeck squandered Watford’s only real chance of the night, with Kepa Arrizabalaga pulling off a good save from the striker’s low shot.

    Chelsea were denied a second penalty at the death, with Christian Kabasele judged not to have felled the marauding Pulisic after a video assistant referee check.

    Just when the Blues were expecting to settle for a goalless second-half though, up popped the in-form Barkley with a smart strike to seal the comprehensive Chelsea win.

    Lineups

    Watford

    ( 4-3-3 )

    • 26. B. Foster

    • 21. Kiko Femenía

      64'
    • 4. C. Dawson

    • 27. C. Kabasele

    • 6. A. Mariappa Yellow Card

    • 29. E. Capoue Yellow Card

      58'
    • 16. A. Doucouré

    • 19. W. Hughes

    • 14. N. Chalobah

    • 9. T. Deeney

      64'
    • 23. I. Sarr

      83'

    Substitutes

    • 1. Gomes

    • 15. C. Cathcart

    • 25. J. Holebas

    • 11. A. Masina

      64'
    • 37. R. Pereyra

      83'
    • 8. T. Cleverley

      64'
    • 17. João Pedro

    • 10. D. Welbeck

      58'
    • 18. A. Gray