Soccer Prediction for 27 December 2018 – Watford vs. Chelsea
Chelsea’s shock defeat at home to Leicester City on the 18th matchdays last weekend, which made Maurizio Sarri’s landing squad increasingly far from the top 3 in the standings. But, this is not the end for the Blues, they can still pursue the gap with Tottenham Hotspur. In the 19th matchdays in the middle of this week, Chelsea will face one of the central board teams, Watford, where the match will take place next Thursday, December 19, 2018 at Vicarage Road Stadium.
Playing as a host is not a guarantee for Watford to get full points in the match later, considering their opponents are Chelsea which on paper at the beginning of the season performed better. Even so, Javi Garcia’s landing squad also recorded a fairly consistent performance at the beginning of the season, and this can be seen from their position in the standings, where Watford are currently in 7th position, two points behind Manchester United. In 6th position. While in their last five parties in all competitions, Watford only won 2 wins.
Chelsea were clearly better, they recorded 3 wins in their last five parties and only lost once. Indeed, currently the Blues are five points behind Tottenham Hotspur and the gap must be pursued, but on the other hand Maurizio Sarri’s landing squad is also just superior on goal difference from Arsenal in 5th place.
Head to head Matches – Watford vs. Chelsea:
06.02.18 Watford 4-1 Chelsea
21.10.17 Chelsea 4 – 2 Watford
16.05.17 Chelsea 4 – 3 Watford
20.08.16 Watford 1-2 Chelsea
04.02.16 Watford 0 – 0 Chelsea
Watford’s Last 5 Matches:
22.12.18 West Ham 0-2 Watford
15.12.18 Watford 3-2 Cardiff
11.12.18 Everton 2-2 Watford
05.12.18 Watford 1-2 Manchester City
01.12.18 Leicester 2 – 0 Watford
Chelsea’s Last 5 Matches:
22.12.18 Chelsea 0-1 Leicester
20.12.18 Chelsea 1 – 0 Bournemouth
16.12.18 Brighton 1-2 Chelsea
14.12.18 MOL Vidi 2-2 Chelsea
09.12.18 Chelsea 2 – 0 Manchester City
Watford: Ben Foster, Daryl Janmaat, Craig Cathcart, Christian Kabasele, Adam Masina, Etienne Capoue, Will Hughes, Gerard Deulofeu, Roberto Pereyra, Ken Sema, Andre Gray
Chelsea: Kep Arrizabalaga, César Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, Gary Cahill, David Luiz, Cesc Fabregas, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Willian, Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata