How to watch Watford vs Chelsea Premier League live and match preview
Chelsea will be looking to maintain top spot on the table when they travel to Watford this week. Here's how you can watch.
A week after crushing Manchester United, Watford slumped to a 4-2 defeat to the inconsistent Leicester City. The loss sees them sit 16th on the table, just 4 points clear of the relegation zone.
Chelsea have drawn 2 of their last 3, with their lead at the top of the table down to just 1 point. Last week's home fixture saw them finish 1-1 against Manchester United despite having 23 shots to 3 for the day.
When is Watford vs Chelsea?
This match kicks off at 6:30am AEDT on Thursday 2 December at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford.
How to watch Watford vs Chelsea live
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Who will win Watford vs Chelsea?
12 of Watford's 13 games have produced results this season, with only 1 draw, the equal fewest in the competition alongside Tottenham and Aston Villa. The inability to grind out a point on a bad day is a major factor in why they sit 16th on the table.
They sit 8th for goals scored, but 18th for goals conceded over the course of the season as well.
Chelsea are the only team not to lose on enemy soil at any stage this season and have kept 4 consecutive clean sheets away from home. They will have done their homework though, as they don't have to look back far to find Watford's crushing 4-1 defeat of Manchester United a fortnight ago.
But with Emmanuel Dennis and Adam Masina under injury clouds and an already large casualty list for Watford it is difficult to see history repeating in this one. Chelsea should maintain their place at the top of the table with a comfortable victory.